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"memory" in British English

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memorynoun

uk   /ˈmem.ər.i/  us   /ˈmem.ər.i/
  • 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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(Definition of memory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"memory" in American English

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memorynoun

 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.
(Definition of memory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"memory" in Business English

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memorynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈmeməri/ IT
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: There has been a dramatic drop in price for computer memory and storage. 4GB/120 GB etc. memory
(Definition of memory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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