short-term memory

Definition of short-term memory

  1. :  ability to remember things that happened recently Her memory of events that happened long ago is still okay, but her short-term memory is failing.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  occurring over or involving a relatively short period of time

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a financial operation or obligation based on a brief term and especially one of less than a year

    :  generated by assets held for less than six months

  1. :  the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

    :  the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition

    :  commemorative remembrance

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