memory trace

noun

Definition of memory trace

  1. :  a transient or long-term change in the brain that represents something (such as an experience) encoded as a memory :  engram

First Known Use of memory trace

1901


Medical Dictionary

memory trace

noun

Medical Definition of memory trace

  1. :  a transient or long-term change in the brain that represents something (such as an experience) stored as a memory :  engram … a class of drugs that changes the rules about how a memory is encoded and how strong a memory trace is …—New Scientist, 28 May 2005


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up memory trace? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by lack of plan or order

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!