Definition of short-term memory
: 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
: 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
: 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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