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Definition of Memory


  1. The faculty of the mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events.
  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.
  3. The actual and distinct retention and recognition of past ideas in the mind; remembrance; as, in memory of youth; memories of foreign lands.
  4. The time within which past events can be or are remembered; as, within the memory of man.
  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.
  6. A memorial.

Memory Quotations

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
Abraham Lincoln

Memory is deceptive because it is colored by today's events.
Albert Einstein

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Helen Keller

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. - Charles R. Swindoll
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Charles R. Swindoll

Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Lewis B. Smedes
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Memory Translations

memory in Afrikaans is herinnering
memory in Danish is erindring, hukommelse
memory in Dutch is geheugen, heugenis, herinnering
memory in Italian is ricordo, ricordo, deposito
memory in Latin is recordatio, memoria, animus
memory in Spanish is recordacion, memoria
memory in Swedish is minne

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