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memory

noun  us   /ˈmem·ər·i/

memory noun (ABILITY TO REMEMBER)

[C/U] the ability to remember things: [U] After the accident he suffered from loss of memory. [C] She has an excellent memory for names. [U] Each of the children recited a short poem from memory (= by remembering it). [C/U] A computer’s memory is the part of a computer in which information is stored, or its ability to store information.

memory noun (WHAT IS REMEMBERED)

[C] something that you remember from the past: She has vivid memories of her trip to Los Angeles 20 years ago. That song brings back memories (= makes me remember past events). A service was held in memory of (= to remember) those who died in the earthquake.
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