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 for memory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Memory \Mem"o*ry\, n.; pl. Memories. [OE. memorie, OF.
     memoire, memorie, F. m['e]moire, L. memoria, fr. memor
     mindful; cf. mora delay. Cf. Demur, Martyr, Memoir,
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     1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge
        of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
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              Memory is the purveyor of reason.     --Rambler.
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     2. The reach and positiveness with which a person can
        remember; the strength and trustworthiness of one's power
        to reach and represent or to recall the past; as, his
        memory was never wrong.
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     3. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past
        ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth;
        memories of foreign lands.
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     4. The time within which past events can be or are
        remembered; as, within the memory of man.
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              And what, before thy memory, was done
              From the begining.                    --Milton.
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     5. Something, or an aggregate of things, remembered; hence,
        character, conduct, etc., as preserved in remembrance,
        history, or tradition; posthumous fame; as, the war became
        only a memory.
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              The memory of the just is blessed.    --Prov. x. 7.
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              That ever-living man of memory, Henry the Fifth.
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              The Nonconformists . . . have, as a body, always
              venerated her [Elizabeth's] memory.   --Macaulay.
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     6. A memorial. [Obs.]
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              These weeds are memories of those worser hours.
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     Syn: Memory, Remembrance, Recollection, Reminiscence.
     Usage: Memory is the generic term, denoting the power by
            which we reproduce past impressions. Remembrance is an
            exercise of that power when things occur spontaneously
            to our thoughts. In recollection we make a distinct
            effort to collect again, or call back, what we know
            has been formerly in the mind. Reminiscence is
            intermediate between remembrance and recollection,
            being a conscious process of recalling past
            occurrences, but without that full and varied
            reference to particular things which characterizes
            recollection. "When an idea again recurs without the
            operation of the like object on the external sensory,
            it is remembrance; if it be sought after by the mind,
            and with pain and endeavor found, and brought again
            into view, it is recollection." --Locke.
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     To draw to memory, to put on record; to record. [Obs.]
        --Chaucer. Gower.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something that is remembered; "search as he would, the
           memory was lost"
      2: the cognitive processes whereby past experience is
         remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed
         remembering his father" [syn: memory, remembering]
      3: the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had
         a good memory when he was younger" [syn: memory,
         retention, retentiveness, retentivity]
      4: an electronic memory device; "a memory and the CPU form the
         central part of a computer to which peripherals are attached"
         [syn: memory, computer memory, storage, computer
         storage, store, memory board]
      5: the area of cognitive psychology that studies memory
         processes; "he taught a graduate course on learning and

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "memory":
     RAM, anamnesis, anniversaries, archetypal pattern, archetype,
     awareness, celebrating, celebration, ceremony, cognizance,
     commemoration, consciousness, disk memory, dressing ship,
     drum memory, engram, fanfare, fanfaronade, father image, festivity,
     flourish of trumpets, heroic legend, high-speed memory, holiday,
     homage, honor, image, imago, immortal name, immortality, jubilee,
     legend, looking back, marking the occasion, memento,
     memorialization, memory trace, memory tubes, mind, observance,
     ovation, recall, recollection, reexperiencing, reflection,
     rejoicing, religious rites, reliving, remembrance, reminiscence,
     respect, retention, retentiveness, retrospection, revel, revival,
     rite, ritual observance, salute, salvo, solemn observance,
     solemnization, souvenir, storage, storage system, storage unit,
     tape memory, testimonial, testimonial banquet, testimonial dinner,
     thought, toast, traumatic trace, tribute, triumph,
     unconscious memory, undying fame, youth

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      These days, usually used synonymously with Random
     Access Memory or Read-Only Memory, but in the general sense
     it can be any device that can hold data in
     machine-readable format.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered 
  by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of 
  Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31. 
       2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or 
  contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are 
  held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial 
  custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 
  450; 4 Price's R. 198. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a 
  crime, so far as intention is necessary. 
       2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the 
  understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, 
  we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. 
  on Lun. Intr. 29, 30. 
       3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a 
  man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the 
  relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade 
  over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a 
  breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased 
  to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. 
  b. 1, c. 73, s. 1. 

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