Definition of memory bank
: a computer device or component in which information is stored to be retrieved as needed —often plural But it turned out the spacecraft's computer had overloaded trying to do two things at once—receive instructions for the flyby while compressing images in its memory banks.— Kenneth Chang —often used figuratively especially for the part of the mind in which memories are stored Here's something I pulled up from the memory bank the other day, after cruising the mystery aisles of my neighborhood bookstore …— Marilyn StasioThe same two hormones, it now appears, also prime the brain to take very special note in its memory banks of the circumstance that set off the [fight-or-flight] reaction.— Daniel Goleman
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