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memory

noun uk   /ˈmem.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/

memory noun (ABILITY TO REMEMBER)

B1 [C or U] the ability to remember information, experiences, and people: a good/bad memory After the accident he suffered from loss of memory/memory loss. She has an excellent memory for names (= she can remember names easily).
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memory noun (EVENT REMEMBERED)

B1 [C] something that you remember from the past: I have vivid memories of that evening. That tune really brings back memories (= makes me remember past events). School is just a dim/distant memory for me now (= something I cannot remember very well).
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memory noun (OF COMPUTER)

A2 [C usually singular, U] the part of a computer in which information or programs are stored either permanently or temporarily, or the amount of space available on it for storing information: My computer has a gigabyte of memory.
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