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memory

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of memory

  1. 1 the power or process of recalling what has been previously learned or experienced a photographic memory makes taking tests entirely too easy Synonyms of memory mind, recollection, remembrance, reminiscence Words Related to memory hypermnesia, total recall; contemplation, meditation, musing, reflection, retrospection, thinking; awareness, cognizance, consciousness; apprehension, comprehension, grasp, grip, perception, understanding Near Antonyms of memory amnesia, repression; forgetfulness

  2. 2 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered I have only the vaguest memory of the family vacation we took the year I turned three Synonyms of memory anamnesis, recall, recollection, remembrance, reminiscence Words Related to memory flashback; memento, memorial, reminder, souvenir, token; association

Synonym Discussion of memory

memory, remembrance, recollection, reminiscence mean the capacity for or the act of remembering, or the thing remembered. memory applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered.
    • gifted with a remarkable memory
    • that incident was now just a distant memory
remembrance applies to the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered.
    • any remembrance of his deceased wife was painful
recollection adds an implication of consciously bringing back to mind often with some effort.
    • after a moment's recollection he produced the name
reminiscence suggests the recalling of usually pleasant incidents, experiences, or feelings from a remote past.
    • my grandmother's reminiscences of her Iowa girlhood


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