memory span

noun

Medical Definition of memory span

: the greatest amount (as the longest series of letters or digits) that can be perfectly reproduced by a subject after a single presentation by the experimenter

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“Memory span.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/memory%20span. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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