Meaning of MEMORY in English

MEMORY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a distant memory (= something that happened a long time ago )

Already the summer seemed like a distant memory.

a painful memory

The photograph brought back painful memories.

a vague recollection/memory

I have only a vague recollection of what the house looked like.

banish the memory/thought/image etc (of sb/sth)

They tried to banish the memory from their minds.

cherish...memory

I cherish the memory of that day.

childhood memories

The smell in the air brought back happy childhood memories.

erase sth from your mind/memory

He couldn’t erase the image from his mind.

She had tried to erase the memory of that day.

flash memory

imprint sth on your mind/memory/brain etc

The sight of Joe’s dead body was imprinted on his mind forever.

live in...memory

That day will always live in my memory .

long memory

He has a long memory .

loss of memory

a temporary loss of memory

memory bank

memory card

memory hog

memory lapses (= when you cannot remember something for a short time )

After taking the drug, several patients suffered memory lapses .

Memory Stick

photographic memory

random access memory

read-only memory

sb’s earliest memory (= the first thing you can remember about something from your past )

One of my earliest memories is of being at a busy railway station, trying to find my mum.

selective memory (= he chooses what he wants to remember and what to forget )

He has a very selective memory .

short-term memory

She’s suffering from short-term memory loss.

stamped on...memory

The experience remained stamped on her memory for many years.

stir memories/emotions etc

Looking at the photographs stirred childhood memories of the long hot summers.

trigger a memory (= make you suddenly remember something )

unhappy memories

Ruth tried to put these unhappy memories from her mind.

virtual memory

wince at the memory/thought/idea

I still wince at the thought of that terrible evening.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

Although such incidents rankled, the cutter crews' sense of humour soon surfaced to erase the bad memories .

However, Turner was involved in another play that brought back some bad memories for Raiders fans.

The win also helped him to bury the bad memory of an experience on June 17 last year.

But the previous eight years had been the worst in local memory .

He says that being at Barrow Wake does bring back bad memories .

How could you not realize it just brings back so many bad memories .

For many, the worst memories of that era are of food shortages because of the disruption to the agricultural system.

But the application conjures up bad memories .

distant

Consequently the forms of paternalism signified by feudal relations are more likely to be a recent tradition rather than a distant memory .

Serious problems from a life onshore can fade rapidly to distant memories as sight of land is lost.

The calm was a strange one - a distant memory .

Euclid and Cicero were a distant memory now.

Driven there by some distant memory from his youth.

But that was a distant , incredible memory now.

The national institution of the past 60-odd years could soon be a distant memory .

But that is now a distant memory .

early

Ah! a very early memory ... just a flash.

As she remembered these events, she was drawn back to an even earlier set of memories .

Even there the gleam Of earlier memory like enchantment lay.

In my very earliest memories , I am hungry, always hungry.

When, in the early 1980s, memory came back into neuroscience fashion again, it did so in new forms.

Oral historians had meanwhile begun to record the earlier memories of ordinary old people, working right across the country.

What is your earliest memory of a story where something or somebody changed?

Elevated muscarinic receptor seemed therefore to be associated with the early phases of memory formation.

fond

I have some very fond memories of track life.

His smile widened as many fond memories came flooding back.

He ought to have fond memories of the place.

Her fond memories anyway, and what did Lucy think?

I have only fond memories of my childhood in my own village.

There will be many fond memories taken away from the city which will hopefully be renewed should we visit next year.

Indeed, today, those evenings rank amongst my fondest memories from those times.

happy

Many topics may arise from such conversations, many happy and formative memories can be rekindled.

There are happy memories and there are sad, all floating in our minds together.

Their fortunes will become more divided than before: some are waking up from the party with happier memories than others.

I should have kept my happy memories .

I have many happy memories of a time when the world was innocent as were most of us.

Now she could fabricate for herself rich and happy memories .

Some of my happiest memories date from the time when Father was alive.

The refugees who arrived starving and thirsty in 1948 do not have happy memories of their reception.

living

It has, after all, been the worst first year of any parliament in living memory .

For the village it was the most exciting news in living memory .

Within the living memory of the older inhabitants of Dornie, there have been radical changes affecting both these waterways.

This dinner they planned must capture the living memory of every lucky guest.

Judging by their recent performances, they were all living on their memories .

The country is in the depths of a recession, made worse by the worst drought in living memory .

Within living memory , like mine for instance, it was possible to dial numbers beginning D.O.U ....

Symbols of gracious living or memories of childhood dreams, popular prints allowed for vicarious experience.

long

Despite the interference in short term memory , the overall increase in information sampled will improve long term memory.

The ads have been effective with seniors across the country, and the residents of Leisure World have long memories .

Near memory 4. Long memory 5.

People have long memories for unrelenting tragedy that strikes so close to home.

The doctor probed - the longer memories , the childhood.

They must have long memories , Mungo thought, lying here in permanent dusk.

He too had discovered that the Nordic people have long memories .

Doran's short temper and long memory were famous in Little Tuckett.

only

Surely he was only afraid his memories might fade, leaving him dispossessed.

That was not the only memory they would treasure.

Those are my only remaining memories of the first five years.

painful

He sobbed as he relived the painful memory .

For many of us, these long winter nights stir up painful memories and fearful thoughts.

Feeling her stomach churn with the painful memories , she leaned sideways and was violently sick.

Democrats, too, have painful Medicare memories .

We have to drop the charge and put the painful memories on one side.

The painful memory of last year's semi-final defeat by Kilkenny acts as another spur.

But those painful memories are erased by thoughts of future glory as Jodami whisks Anthea across the moorland gallops.

poor

There may be physical and other handicaps such as impaired sight or poor memory .

We know that most organizations have poor memories , implicitly inviting newer workers to make the same old mistakes.

Perhaps she had a poor memory and kept forgetting where she had left them.

Her poor memory was altogether irrelevant to her status as an alien.

This suggests again a poor visual memory .

How poor her own memories seemed at the side of this.

It is also much more affected by poor memory and exaggeration.

If you have a poor memory you could slip away for a moment and write yourself a quick note.

random

Logitech's FotoMan digital camera stores 32 digitized photos in random access memory instead of on film.

In fact, it had no random access memory at all.

Fig. 20. Random access memory illustration.

It comes with eight megabytes of random access memory , a must since it also comes with Windows 95.

She received random bits of memory , tried them in different patterns, hoping to make sense.

recent

Just a plate of moist, fluffy eggs mixed with bits of some of the tastiest, juiciest ham of recent memory .

This evening will be like none other in recent memory .

The fans chanted his name for the first time in recent memory .

These two are destined for one another-and fated to deliver one of the worst scripts in recent memory .

The caribou have left Maine within recent memory , and extensive spruce-fir forests remain only in northern Maine.

short

Decrements at high levels are assumed to be the result of the impairment to short memory .

One thing my customer never forgot was that Salomon Brothers thought he had a short memory .

We all have very short memories , and so have probably forgotten how Rolling News emerged.

But international lenders have notoriously short memories and start to lend again remarkably rapidly.

Despite the interference in short term memory , the overall increase in information sampled will improve long term memory.

But many investors have proven to have notoriously short memories .

Unbelief, on the other hand, has a short and ungrateful memory .

A forgiving strategy is one that, although it may retaliate, has a short memory .

vivid

Even more interestingly, he was possibly one of the last people to have vivid personal memories of the 1859 Revival.

Meanwhile, those who observed the jumbo jet exploding say they still have vivid memories .

Jack Russell's painting inspires vivid memories of that moment of discovery.

He has vivid memories of how it feels to lose your job.

Years later that journey still remained vivid in his memory .

It remains one of the most vivid and magical memories of my life.

■ NOUN

bank

We boiled your memory banks down into two categories - the rest we threw away, sorry to say.

They functioned as the living and growing memory banks for the entire corporation.

In a matter of seconds, his fingerprints had been photographed and checked by computer against the central memory banks .

The three memory banks represent the red, green and blue components of the image seen on the television monitor.

Eight bit-planes per memory bank allows 256 levels of the associated primary colour to be represented.

Earlier than that still, and his memory banks were empty.

The digital images held in the memory banks are converted to television signals which are displayed on the monitor.

What implants a salad in the memory banks is the salad dressing.

childhood

It is immediately noticeable that the great majority of comments come from the childhood memories .

Patricia Polacco has won the hearts of millions of children with her rich stories drawn from childhood memories .

InPart One the life stories are used only retrospectively, drawing on childhood memories of grandparents.

But can I count as a reliable source my own childhood memories ?

It very nearly is us: as personal and as deeply embedded as childhood memories of Christmas or school terms.

Following his team connects him to the region that formed him. Childhood memories hooked her to a team for life.

He summoned up childhood memories and a long love for a part of his musical heritage in a piece called Blues Suite.

chip

This opens the way for low-cost and high-performance 64M-bit Flash memory chips based on a 0.4 micron design rule.

It said that revenues for memory chips would fall 27 percent in 1996 from 1995.

Most of the costs of producing a memory chip are fixed, because of the elaborate factories and equipment needed.

Unlike other memory chips , flash does not lose the stored contents when the computer is disconnected from a power supply.

All told, demand for memory chips fell more than 16% in 1990.

In your computer, the stockroom is the main bank of memory chips , and your processor is the line of customers.

New generations of memory chips normally arrive at 30-40 times the price of the industry's mainstream product.

Within a memory chip , this acts as a tiny switch that is either on or off.

lane

Have a word with your Mazda dealer and take a test drive down memory lane .

Talk about a wondrous stroll down one whacked-out memory lane .

Today we're taking a stylish trip down memory lane .

We had a real trip down memory lane , talking about your grandmother as she was years ago.

Taking you down memory lane time and time again.

But the memory lane he points the audience down isn't one that starts in Britain.

It was a glimpse of the old Connors, fighting and refusing to walk down memory lane .

This will be a trip down memory lane for the right hon. Gentleman.

loss

Nearly every person experiences memory loss as a normal part of the aging process.

Her injuries have left her with chronic migraine headaches, seizures, insomnia, nausea and short-term memory loss .

The program will explore normal memory loss and strategies to help improve memory.

Later in the course of the disease, people may develop clumsy gait, memory loss and speech difficulties.

Some experts claim the phones can cause tumours, headaches and memory loss .

Karadzic's continued freedom and the collective memory loss may suit international politics.

But lately some researchers are challenging the notion that memory loss is inevitable.

■ VERB

bring

Every time she has a birthday it will bring back memories .

However, Turner was involved in another play that brought back some bad memories for Raiders fans.

She's now left with little more than photographs to bring back memories of her late husband.

How her memory brought me my memory.

The stink assailed his nostrils, bringing back memories of that last visit and what it had done for him.

Medically prescribed drugs - essential though they may be - sometimes bring about confusion or memory loss.

But I haven't bothered with dresses for so long - it brings back some happy memories of my young days.

In a recent defence of investment in education, Stonier brought back memories of the early 1960s.

commit

However, invariably, it is not only bad experiences of learning that are committed to memory .

The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory .

In theory this sounds quite unrealistic but the worker is reassured that none of these topics need be committed to memory .

The second man looked hard at Jean-Pierre, as if committing his face to memory .

erase

Although such incidents rankled, the cutter crews' sense of humour soon surfaced to erase the bad memories .

They badly needed to get off strong Sunday to erase that memory .

The answer is always to erase everything from memory pertaining to previous projects.

How much else had he forgotten: Did hibernation erase memory ?

Five years can change opinions; ten years can erase memories .

Might not a murderer, she wondered, erase the memory of the deed?

So why couldn't she erase from her memory the image of fitzAlan, tall and strong and golden in the firelight?

He must so dearly have wished the first two sets could have been instantly erased from memory .

jog

The list will thus serve to jog your memory and ensure that you do not overlook significant items.

Three incidental features of forensic hypnosis may help jog memories , but these potential memory aids are not unique to hypnosis.

A notice at eye level inside the bathroom door can jog your memory and avoid some trying mopping-up operations later.

Not only was it unremarkable and rather battered, it did nothing at all to jog her errant memory .

In fact, I think it was seeing you, there on the doorstep, that jogged my memory .

These served to establish claims, to recall old friendship, to jog the memory about old times.

But if you jog his memory , he will see your point before he can help it.

live

The scene will always live in my memory .

They functioned as the living and growing memory banks for the entire corporation.

Still, for a prime minister who enjoyed the longest honeymoon in living memory , these are unhappy days.

They are among hundreds of northeastern North Dakota farmers with crops damaged by the worst rain and rural flooding in living memory .

Speech does, of course, live on in memory but, as we all know, memory can be very unreliable.

For the first time in living memory a presidential candidate claimed the White House before his rival had conceded the race.

It has doubled within living memory .

After that sweltering afternoon in May, we went through a period of epic heat, the hottest summer in living memory .

lose

If they break off their constant peregrinations, their voice seizes up and they lose their memory .

My fingerprints will not lose their memory .

As a result of the instability and interactions, the pattern rapidly loses any detailed memory of its initial state.

Is she losing her memory as well as her teeth?

In losing its design memory , it seems, Ford forgot what customers wanted.

He has a disease that causes him to lose his memory .

I read about it in Vogue ... how it makes you lose your memory .

They lose long-ago memories as well as failing to store new memones.

refresh

All evening I refreshed my memory with theoretical skills on dental mechanics and wrote my job application letter.

I drew the shower curtain and took a look at the fellow, just to refresh my memory .

Because if they don't, let me refresh your memory .

You may also need to refresh your memory before you go to visit somebody.

And likeable Ed Byrne refreshed the memory with a routine more over-exposed than Keith Chegwin's privates.

She arranged a meeting with one of her former mandarins, who was able to refresh her memory on many points.

April's encouraging climate should do much to refresh your memory .

remain

The river and its fish remained just a memory .

The sounds and sights encountered at these times will remain etched in my memory for ever.

However, the biggest single barrier remains the memory limitation inherent in chip storage.

The menu that night was cottage pie and chips, a combination which has remained engraved on my memory .

The solemn and deep tones in which these words were delivered have remained fixed in my memory .

González's biggest card remains the memory of Franco.

To this day his marriage remains lodged in local memory chiefly because of the arrival of his London Bohemian friends.

stir

Her visit to the Doctor seemed to have stirred up old memories , like sediment at the bottom of a pond.

For many of us, these long winter nights stir up painful memories and fearful thoughts.

The story stirs something in our memory .

Then, last fall, a newspaper story stirred old memories and rekindled her search.

I stared at that face and something stirred in my memory .

It gave off a fragrant smell which stirred my memory though I could not place it.

Like a dead cat, Franca strangely thought, stirred by some memory .

Even so, the impending auction has stirred poignant memories .

store

She stored that memory away, together with the memory of the forest in the foreground as she walked on.

Interestingly, the impairment is of the ability to form new memories , not the ability to recall stored memories.

The experience is not forgotten but is stored in memory .

While online, the user could play the game, which would be stored in short-term memory .

All this is stored in the subconscious memory and the habit continues when we grow up.

Everything stored in the memory of a computer can be copied on to removable diskettes.

In the midst of darkness come some stored memories of a different sort.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be engraved in/on your memory/mind/heart

The date was engraved on his heart.

be etched on/in your memory/mind

commit sth to memory

Some really dedicated fans have committed entire passages of the movie to memory.

Sometimes, conductors have to commit complete scores to memory.

The former I destroyed before entering the port of Vera Cruz, having committed it to memory.

The second man looked hard at Jean-Pierre, as if committing his face to memory.

What you must now do is commit the words to memory and take twenty cards from the pack.

have a memory like a sieve

You'd better remind him about the party - he's got a memory like a sieve !

have a short memory

Bring any player back and he does not perform and people have short memories.

Manufacturers have short memories, you know.

Other strategies might be more forgiving and have shorter memories.

have fond memories of sth/sb

He ought to have fond memories of the place.

I have fond memories of Sussex-playing pool and, much more to the point, the excellent discussions on science.

She would have been pleased that the youngsters who come and go will have fond memories of their day in hospital.

in/within living memory

After that sweltering afternoon in May, we went through a period of epic heat, the hottest summer in living memory.

For the first time in living memory a presidential candidate claimed the White House before his rival had conceded the race.

For the village it was the most exciting news in living memory.

It has doubled within living memory.

It has, after all, been the worst first year of any parliament in living memory.

Still, for a prime minister who enjoyed the longest honeymoon in living memory, these are unhappy days.

The country is in the depths of a recession, made worse by the worst drought in living memory.

They are among hundreds of northeastern North Dakota farmers with crops damaged by the worst rain and rural flooding in living memory.

jog sb's memory

Maybe this picture will help jog your memory.

Police hope the sketch will jog someone's memory and help identify the gunman.

Something about what he said jogged my memory about an article I had read the month before.

refresh sb's memory

Before the exam he read through his notes once more to refresh his memory.

If you can't remember where you were on June 15, Mr Ball, maybe these photos will refresh your memory.

slip your mind/memory

He had seemed thrown for a moment, as though it had genuinely slipped his mind that he was about to be married.

I can't believe it has slipped my mind.

It slipped my mind because of the tragedy that followed.

It completely slipped my mind I was going to be accused of theft!

It had slipped his mind entirely that today.

Jean hadn't even asked Helen what she had said; the entire episode had slipped her mind.

Yes, that had slipped her mind.

You think something as important as that would slip my mind?

storehouse of information/memories etc

It comprises a vast and ever-changing storehouse of information and entertainment.

Using as data what respondents say about themselves offers the social researcher access to a vast storehouse of information.

wipe sth from your mind/memory

And when he had done with her, she could wipe him from her mind, obliterate him.

He cared nothing for his wife and daughter and they must wipe him from their minds.

working memory

From that, you might be able to reconstitute the activity present during working memory.

If this were the case there would be no need for a working memory.

It is not clear whether this articulation makes use of the working memory system or is independent.

Studies of working memory in animals may seem to be rather remote from the standard, acquired distinctiveness procedure.

The speech left provides for an internal speech code which passes through a working memory system where it can be examined.

The system is then being driven by working memory.

Unless we attend to the words which have been placed into working memory, they will not be retained.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

16 megabytes of memory

Grandpa was getting old and his memory wasn't so good.

He's got a good memory , but I wouldn't call him intelligent.

I've got a terrible memory for names.

I have lots of happy memories of my time in Japan.

Now, his experiences were just a painful memory .

She is blessed with a photographic memory .

These stories were told and retold, mainly from memory .

This place holds lots of memories for us.

Was she losing her memory as well as her teeth?

We're playing the old songs that I'm sure will bring back memories for you.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Both computers had a 28, 800-baud fax modem, 16 megabytes of random-access memory and voice mail / speakerphone capabilities.

I have many happy memories of eating Frankfurters with lashings of mustard in Cologne.

One of my first memories was when he shot a mountain lion and he let me shoot it too.

She may have been held back, too, by memories of near suffocation.

So this brings your memories back.

The scene will always live in my memory .

Under silver roofs and filigree balconies, gleaming in the freezing sunshine, thoughtful locals swap memories and theories.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.