Helps us to organise, store, retrieve, and recognise information about our world. Input to memory called encoding (viz. acoustic, visual, semantic).. Types of memory. STM ( Miller, 1956: +7 units/chunks long). LTM: Types, episodic memory (your autobiographical memory, Tulving, 1972) episodic memories easy to remember. Semantic memory is our general knowledge about our world), more difficult to remember. Where all your knowledge about psychology should be! Mental representation How we think about our world.
The amount of space included on a remote control for storing all settings, such as preprogrammed codes, learned signals, macros, bitmaps and more. Since all remote controls use memory in different ways, one cannot objectively compare the memory specifications of one remote to another. See: preprogrammed, learning, bitmaps, macros, software.
Also referred to as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for programs and data when your computer is on. Anything stored in memory (RAM) is lost when the computer is shut off. Most modern computers have 128, 256, 512 or 1 gig of memory.
Circuitry that allows information to be stored and retrieved. In the most general sense, memory can refer to external systems such as disk drives or tape dives; in common usage, it refers only to the fast semiconductor storage (RAM) directly connected to the processor.
The process of storing, retaining and subsequently retrieving information. Memory is almost always adversely affected after significant head injury. Individuals who have had such injury often say their "short term memory" is affected. Psychologists have a technical meaning for the term, and prefer the term "recent" memory to describe the memory problem after head injury. The memory problem after head injury is often that day-to-day events, arrangements for appointments, conversations, etc may be forgotten, things may be mislaid, and shopping and various tasks may be forgotten etc. By contrast, remote memory, memory for things that happened many years ago, is usually spared. The failures of recent memory are of two main types. In right-handed people (and most left-handers), damage to the left side of the brain impairs memory for verbal information, yet leaves memory for visuospatial information intact. Right-sided brain damage leads to the opposite pattern (impaired visuospatial, but preserved verbal memory).
That in which data can be electronically stored. Data stored in memory is usually not organized logically into files as is data stored on drives; rather, it is organized and managed directly by a piece of software. The most common type of memory, RAM, can only store data temporarily while the computer is turned on, but other types, such as that built onto many pieces of hardware to store programming, can store data permanently.
Computer memory is used to temporarily store data. In reality, computer memory is only capable of remembering sequences of zeros and ones, but by utilizing the binary number system it is possible to produce arbitrary rational numbers and through clever formatting all manner of representations of pictures, sounds, and animations. The most common types of memory are RAM, ROM, and flash.
The type of RAM used on graphics cards varies widely, but the most popular types use a dual-ported configuration. Dual-ported cards can write to one section of memory while it is reading from another section, decreasing the time it takes to refresh an image.
A device that stores data in a computer. Internal memories are fast and are either read/write random-access memory (RAM) or read-only memory (ROM). Mass storage devices are either fixed disk, floppy disk, tape, or optical memories; these hold large amounts of data, but are slower to access than internal memories. (7/96)
space in a computer allocated to storing information that is being actively worked on such as an open Word Docuement. There are two types of memory : read only memory (ROM); and random access memory (RAM). RAM is wiped clear when a computer is turned off. Any data or information stored in RAM must be copied to disk to be saved. See also Leak
Also referred to as RAM, or Random Access Memory. Enables a computer to store, at least temporarily, data and programs. One way to think of memory is as the "working energy" available to the computer. Every program you run requires memory and there is only a finite amount of it. The more memory you have, the more programs you can have running simultaneously and the more data can be held for speedy access by your machine. (Think of your computer as a person treading water in a swimming pool. Every time you open another program it's like giving that person a brick to hold. Too many bricks, and even the most powerful swimmer will sink!) Unfortunately, memory does not "remember" your data! Memory is dynamic, so when the computer is switched off whatever programs or data that were in memory disappear. You must save your data to a storage device like a disk if you wish to keep it after the computer is turned off.
in computer science, is circuitry that enables data and instructions to be stored and retrieved. Memory is either random access memory ( RAM), which can be read or changed by the application or computer, or it is read-only memory ( ROM), which can be read by the computer, but not altered. RAM is in the form of microscopic circuits, or computer chips, that reside on the computer's main circuit board. ROM can also be in the form of computer chips, but usually refers to external devices that can permanently store information such as a compact disc ( CD-ROM) or a hard drive.
Memory is also referred to as RAM and enables a computer to store, at least temporarily, data and programmes. One way to think of memory is as the "working energy" available to the computer. Every program you run requires memory and there is only a finite amount of it. The more memory you have, the more programs you can have running simultaneously and the more data can be held for speedy access by your machine.(Source: The University of Queensland)
The kitchen counters or the workbench of the computer. Where it does its work, a moving electronic storage place, goes out when the power goes out. Nothing in memory is permanent till it is saved to the hard disk. Like people. If you want to remember it forever, put a copy in your closet.
In general, another word for dynamic RAM, the chips where the computers store system software, programs, and data you are currently using. Other kinds of computer memory you may encounter are parameter RAM (PRAM), video RAM (VRAM), and static RAM (SRAM). Most computer memory is volatile, that is, its contents are lost when the computer shuts down.
Also known as RAM (Random Access Memory). A required part of a computer used for temporary storage of programs and user data (documents, music, etc.) that are in use. The data in memory can be accesed very quickly (as opposed to the hard disc drive which takes a long time to access data). The information is lost when the computer is switched off (which is why open documents need to be saved to the hard disc drive before turning off a computer). Memory is measured in terms of the amount of information it can store, typically in mega-bytes ( MB) or giga-bytes ( GB), and the speed it operates at, typically in mega-Hertz ( MHz) or giga-Hertz ( GHz). It's critical that a computer has sufficient memory for the programs it runs, if it does not then programs will take much, much longer to run and the computer will often be unresponsive. The speed of the memory is also very important if the computer does a lot of data processing. It's no good if the CPU can process data quickly if the data can't be read and written from the memory quickly, too.
The place where your computer stores the information it needs to execute the programs currently running. It is built from things called RAM (Random Access Memory) chips. For more permanent storage, the computer uses ROM (Read Only Memory) chips, which the user may access and read but not change.
The ability to store information and ideas, which is essential for word recognition, comprehension of complex sentences, and remembering instructions. Includes both working memory and long-term memory.
A hardware component that stores data such as scanned pages. Digital copiers require memory to perform certain functions, such as scanning documents, utilizing scan once/print many, or faxing. Different functions require different amounts of memory.
The working space used by a PDA to hold and run a program and the data it needs, and to process the data. The amount of memory available determines the size of the programs you can run, and whether you can run more than one program at once. Memory is also the means by which you store things on your PDA, whether it's information you enter yourself, images you download from the Internet, or software. There's no such thing as too much memory. The more, the merrier.
Every computer comes with a certain amount of physical memory, usually referred to as main memory or RAM (random-access memory). For instance, you should have at least 16 megabytes of RAM to install Prodigy Internet.
Every computer comes with a certain amount of physical memory usually referred to as main memory or RAM (random-access memory). For instance you should have at least 32 MB of RAM to install SBC Yahoo! Dial on a computer running Windows® 95/98/Me (or at least 64 MB of RAM for Windows® NT2000 and XP - SBC Yahoo! DSL will require at least 64 MB of RAM for ALL versions of Windows®).
Working space used by a handheld computer to hold and run a program and the data it needs, and to process the data. The amount of memory available determines the size of the programs one can run, and whether one can run more than one program at once. Memory is also the means by which one stores things on a handheld computer, whether it's information, images, or software.
Temporary storage space in your computer as opposed to the permanent storage space on a disk. Think of a disk as a filing cabinet and memory as your desk, where you place things temporarily while you are working on them. Memory stores information coded in binary format.
(for video/audio) -- (1) Another word for "preset" q.v. (2) Ability of, or place in the mechanics or electronics of, a TV set or other electronic device to store (remember) custom settings made by the user, for example separate brightness and contrast adjustments for dark room versus lighted room viewing.
The amount of temporary storage of data that you can use at one time. Memory storage closes down when you turn off the computer. For this reason, you need to save your work before you turn off the computer. Saving transfers data from RAM to a hard or floppy disk.Memory is typically measured in megabytes (MBs).When your computer has more memory, it can hold more programs open at one time and handle more complicated processes, such as 3D graphics and animation.
real The amount of storage that is being used within the system (silicon; it used to be magnetic cores). 2. virtual Memory that exists but you cannot see. Secondary storage (disk) is used to allow the operating system to allow programs to use more memory than is physically available. Part of a disk is used as a paging file and portions of programs and their data are moved between it and real memory. To the program, it is in real memory. The hardware and operating system performs translation between the memory address the program thinks it is using the where it is actually stored.
that part of the computer system that temporarily stores information for instructions when the computer is operating; the amount of data, measured in kilobytes, that a computer can hold at one time. RAM (random access memory).
The computer's primary storage, such as random-access memory or read only memory, as distinguished from its secondary storage such as disk drives. The computer's main memory is directly accessible to the central processing unit (CPU). To perform computations at high speeds, the computer's processing circuitry must be able to obtain information from the memory directly and quickly. Most applications programs (software) set aside a portion of RAM as temporary workspace for your data, enabling you to modify (rewrite) as needed until the data is ready for printing or storage on disk. Note: Save your work frequently. In the event of system failure or power interruption, you lose all work in RAM that you have not recorded (saved) on magnetic medium such as a disk.
Memory is where the computer stores data and programs. It is measured in bytes. One byte is equal to a group of eight bits. A bit is the smallest unit of memory in a computer. Each bit has the value 0 or 1. Memory is thought of in bytes because one byte of memory can be used to represent a character such as a, ?, or 4. One thousand and twenty-four bytes is equal to one kilobyte (KB). As computers contain a lot of memory, memory is usually talked about in terms of KB rather than bytes.
Where the computer stores information as it is being worked on. Everything in memory is gone if the computer goes down or gets shut off. Memory is a temporary storage, in the form of RAM chips. You can buy more memory. Measured in MBs.
Refers to integrated circuits that store program instructions and data that can be retrieved. Memory chips are installed in the system unit and also on circuit boards that control other computer devices.
GPS devices have a set amount of Memory, or storage space, for maps, waypoints and other data. Memory expansion chips or cards can be purchased to store a variety of maps if you plan on going on long trips where the base memory is insufficient.
Internal storage area in the computer. The term memory identifies data storage that comes in the form of chips, and the word storage is used for memory that exists on tapes or disks. Moreover, the term memory is usually used as a shorthand for physical memory.
This means some device that can store information, but it's also used to refer to electronic components that can store data and are used to provide the RAM in your PC. Electronic memory chips only remember data for as long as electricity is supplied. This ii not the same as disk storage which is long-term data storage on magnetic media
The capacity for remembering, recalling, recollecting, or recognizing. From the mechanistic point of view, animal and human memory depend on material memory traces within the nervous system. From the point of view of the hypothesis of formative causation, memory in its various forms, both conscious and unconscious, is due to morphic resonance.
Any means of storage, usually temporary, on a computer. The three main stashes of memory on a computer are the very quick and very limited cache, the standard RAM, and the “permanent” but slow hard drive.
A 'space' for storing information within a digital device. Phone handsets typically use their memory to store phone numbers, text messages, and pictures. They are also increasingly being used to store MP3s for use as ring-tones, and other media, such as video. Memory capacities (and file sizes that take it up) are generally expressed in bytes, kilobytes, and megabytes. These units are not really complicated. For those unfamiliar with them, find out more about data sizes here.
A storage chip used by a computer, which can be accessed much faster than a disk drive. The most common type is RAM (Random Access Memory), which is volatile, meaning it only stores information for as long as the computer is turned on.
When an animal mounts an immune response against a foreign substance, some cells are created to 'remember' the antigens on that substance. If the animal is again exposed to the substance, these cells will help the body respond much faster and to a higher degree.
Computer memoryâ€”that is, Random Access Memory (RAM)â€”allows information to be accessed in any order. The more memory you have, the better a computer's overall performanceâ€”you can run more programs simultaneously and run more complex software, including 3D games, faster and better. Memory is measured in either megabytes (MB) or gigabytes (GB).
The ability to recover information about past events or knowledge. The process of recovering information about past events or knowledge. Cognitive reconstruction. The brain engages in a remarkable reshuffling process in an attempt to extract what is general and what is particular about each passing moment. See the entire definition of Memory
Storage for applications, photos, videos and other data in a Palm device, measured in megabytes. The more memory, the more applications, photos, videos and other data a device can store. Four types of memory are available: 1) fixed built-in random access memory (RAM) included with the device, 2) add-on memory, sold separately, in the form of expansion cards of various capacities, 3) fixed built-in read-only memory (ROM) containing the operating system and built-in applications and 4) built-in flash memory. See also non-volatile memory.
The part of the printer's electronic system that is used to store information (data). Some information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information that is sent to the printer from the computer is stored in memory temporarily. See also RAM and ROM.
A device where information can be stored and retrieved. In the most general sense, memory can refer to external storage such as disk drives or tape drives; in common usage, it refers only to the fast semiconductor storage (RAM) directly connected to the processor. See also core, EEPROM, EPROM, flash memory, PROM, RAM, ROM.
A semiconductor (silicon chip) medium, comprising a large number of locations, each with its own unique numerical address, in which a computer can store individual items of information (including instructions). Memory can be either transient (see RAM) or permanent (see ROM).
The part of the printer's electronic system that is used to store information (data). Some information is fixed and is used to control how this product operates. Information that is sent to this product from the computer is stored in memory temporary. See also RAM and ROM.
RAM memory is the storage area which the computer uses to load up applications and files. More RAM allows the computer to run more quickly with large or multiple applications. ROM memory is a non-editable type of memory, which is commonly used in PDAs for the storage of the operating system.
The area where your computer stores data. Data can be permanently stored on your hard drive or stored temporarily in the computer's RAM (Random Access Memory). A computer's RAM storage space is emptied when the power is turned off, whereas your hard drive will retain information with no power.
The part of the computer which stores information for immediate access. Nowadays this consists exclusively of RAM, random access memory, which holds the applications software and data or ROM, read only memory, which holds permanent information such as the DOS bootstrap routines. Memory size is expressed in K or M.
This is the circuitry or device that holds information in an electrical or magnetic form. There is read-only memory (ROM), which is information primarily stored on a disk, and random-access memory (RAM), which is chip-based storage inside the computer. Memory is typically measured in megabytes (MBs).
This is the device that holds information in an electrical or magnetic form. There are two basic types: Read-only memory (ROM), which contains program data that never changes, and random-access memory (RAM), which contains program or application data that frequently changes and is accessed often by the CPU. Both types of memory are measured in megabytes (MBs).
Infrastructure of the mind as centre and deposit-reserve of "remembering". It is possible to attribute, in connection with the activities of the organizations and of the consciousness, the fixation, the spontaneous or requested storage and the release of images, done, concepts, etc..
Often referred to as RAM, this describes the area that a computer uses to run programs and hold data. A computer with a high amount of RAM in its memory will be able to access this information more quickly than one with a small amount.
internal: a series of storage cells in a computer that are accessed by address and used to temporarily hold instructions or variables of an executing program. offline: magnetic storage mediums like disks or tapes that permanently hold data until they are erased or overwritten.
The part of a computer system that is used to run programs. The working space used by the computer to hold the program that is currently running, along with the data it needs, and to run programs and process data. The main memory is built from Random Access Memory (RAM) chips. The amount of memory available determines the size of programs that can be run, and whether more than one program can run at a time. Main memory is temporary, and is lost when the computer is turned off. It is distinguished from more permanent internal Read Only Memory (ROM) which contains the computer's essential programs, and storage (the disks and tapes which are used to store data). In the general sense it can be any device that can hold data in machine-readable format. Also see RAM and ROM.
A temporary data storage area inside your computer. Because the data in memory is not permanent, Dell recommends that you frequently save your files while you are working on them, and always save your files before you shut down the computer. Your computer can contain several different forms of memory, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM.
Data storage used by computers or other digital electronics systems. Read-only memory (ROM) permanently stores data or software program instructions. New data cannot be written to ROM. Random-access memory (RAM) temporarily stores data-including digital audio and video-while it is being manipulated, and holds software application programs while they are being executed. Data can be read from and written to RAM. Other long-term memory includes hard disks, floppy disks, digital CD formats (CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW), and DVD formats (DVD-ROM, DVD-R, and DVD-RAM).
A computer can contain several different forms of memory, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM; for example, an unqualified statement such as "...a computer with 64 MB of memory" refers to a computer with 64 MB of RAM.
A computer's random-access memory. Memory temporarily holds data and instructions for the CPU. Defined as the internal storage areas of the computer. The most common forms are ROM (Read Only Memory) and RAM (Random Access Memory). This is where the computer stores information as it is working on it. It is temporary storage usually in the form of RAM chips. The computer only works on information in its memory. When it is done, it can be stored to disk.
Any physical device which is capable of holding the representation of a number for later retrieval and use. A memory is said to be random-access (RAM) if the time it takes to get one number from it is the same as the time to get any other number. Cyclic or serial memories (for example, magnetic tape units) require more time to get some contents than others. Some memories cannot be altered once their contents are fixed; they are called read-only memories (ROM).
A data storage area for information and applications. Random Access Memory (RAM) serves as the main memory unit used by application programs, while more permanent Read-Only Memory (ROM) contains basic operating instructions for the computer itself.
The memory in your computer is like your brain - some things you just want or need to know for a short time, some things you want to remember for a long time. Memory is made up of chips and is used to hold information that computers use. Some memory is needed to hold data that your computer needs when it is on, and some memory is used to hold data when your computer is turned off, like saving information on hard disks or floppy disks for later use.
The camera's storage medium. Flash memory is a safe, highly reliable form of storage that doesn't need power to hold the images after they are saved. It won't erase the images unless the user chooses to do so.
A temporary storage area for information and applications. RAM, ROM, conventional memory, expanded memory, and extended memory are all different types of memory. RAM and hard disk space should not be confused. RAM is temporary data storage while the hard disk offers semi-permanent storage. Source: Microsoft's New Computer Users Glossary
The term memory identifies data storage that comes in the form of chips , and the word storage is used for memory that exists on tapes or disks . Every computer comes with a certain amount of physical memory known as RAM .
a process whereby what is experienced or learned is established as a record in the central nervous system (registration), where it persists with a variable degree of permanence (retention) and can be recollected or retrieved from storage at will (recall). See also immediate memory; short-term memory; and long-term memory.
Involves several stages. Immediate events are held in sensory memory (seconds), which is then either transferred to short-term memory (minutes-hours) or is forgotten. ST-memory then goes through transfer consolidation and becomes Long-term memory, which can be retrieved (months-years). It is distributed in many areas of the brain.
Digital cameras store the photos they take to some kind of memory. A handful have built-in memory, while a few record photos on mini CD-Rs and CD-RWs. However, in general digital cameras store photos to some kind of removable media.
The place a computer holds information that is currently being used or worked on. Programs must be loaded into memory before they can be run so the amount (or capacity) of memoy determines which programs a computer can run, how many it can run at once, and how quickly data can be processed. The contents of random-access memory (RAM), or short-term memory, are erased when the computer is turned off. Also can refer to the permanent preprogrammed memory of read-only memory (ROM).
An electronic storage area inside the computer, used to temporarily store data or program instructions when the computer is using them. The computer's memory is erased when the power to the computer is turned off. Also referred to as RAM.
The storage medium used by computer systems to hold programs and data. Usually RAM (a form of volatile memory, which is erased when the system is switched off) and ROM (which is a form of permanent memory).
A system can contain several different forms of memory, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM; for example, an unqualified statement such as "a system with 16 MB of memory" refers to a system with 16 MB of RAM.
The space available for you to store files. Internal memory is part of the camera's design and can't be removed. External memory can be added. Types of external memory include: Secure Digital Cards (which have generous storage and can work in some PDAs and phones, too), xD memory cards (which can also hold images and data), CompactFlashTM (which has high transfer rates) and Memory Stick® (which is exclusive to Sony® and works with the company's PDAs, too.)
Digital cameras use memory to store images, rather than film. The camera has an internal memory which stores a limited number of images. Most digital cameras have a slot for a removable memory card that provides extra storage space.
An area of storage on the computer. Usually refers to RAM (random-access memory), which dictates how much information the computer may handle at a given moment. RAM is a critical part of any modern computer's performance.
A Term commonly used to refer to computer system's random access memory (see also RAM). The term memory has also been used to refer to all types of electronic data storage (see storage). A computer system's memory is crucial to its operation; without memory, a computer could not read programs or retain data. Memory stores data electronically in memory cells contained in chips. The two most common types of memory chips are DRAM and SRAM
Stores necessary data as well as the instructions required to use it and how and when to use it. Each component of memory stores an amount of data often expressed in terms of Kilobits (1024 bits) and a megabit (1 048 576 bits).
The electronic holding place for instructions and data that your computer's microprocessor can reach quickly. When your computer is in normal operation, its memory usually contains the main parts of the operating system and some or all of the application programs and related data that are being used.
The part of a computer system which is used to run programs. The word memory is used to refer to the capacity of the system (for example, a 1 meg machine), and also to the actual chips that provide the memory (a memory upgrade). See also RAM and ROM.
Also known as RAM. Comes in the form of SIMMs or DIMMs. Any program that runs on a computer needs to be loaded into memory first. The larger the memory, the more programs that can run simultaneously. Some programs need larger amounts of memory to run. 64 MB is a good starting amount for a computer. Memory is also expandable beyond the amount you start with, so upgrading (or increasing) is simple and cheap.
Also known as RAM, this is what allows your applications to run. The more memory you have, the more windows you can have open, and the more applications you can run simultaneously. Memory, while not the same as disk space, is also measured in bytes, kilobytes, and megabytes.
Temporary storage for information, including applications and documents. The information must be stored to a permanent device, such as a hard disc or CD-ROM before the power is turned off, or the information will be lost. Computer memory is measured in terms of the amount of information it can store, commonly in megabytes or gigabytes.
The part of the product's electronic system that is used to store information. Some information is fixed and is used to control how the product operates. Information that is sent to the product from the computer (such as downloaded fonts) is stored in memory temporarily. See also RAM.
A computer's available resources for running applications and manipulating files, usually measured in kilobytes ("k's") or megabytes ("megs") of RAM. Though faster to access, memory resources are more limited than storage space (hard drive capacity), just as, in a conventional office, there is more space in filing cabinets than on a desk top.
The area where your computer stores data. Data can be permanently stored in ROM (Read Only Memory) or stored temporarily in the computer's RAM (Random Access Memory). A computer's RAM storage space is emptied when the power is turned off; whereas ROMs will retain information with no power.
Unit of a computer that preserves data for retrieval. Capacity for storing and remembering information for subsequent reference. An organized set of locations in which a computer can store and find data instructions. Such capacity stored in Random Access Memory microchips (RAM) is referred to as virtual memory.
Also called main memory. The working space used by the computer to hold the program that is currently running, along with the data it needs, and to run programs and process data. The main memory is built from RAM chips.The amount of memory available determines the size of programs that can be run, and whether more than one program can be run at once. Main memory is temporary, and is lost when the computer is turned off. Memory runs about 100 times faster than hard disk storage.
Can you remember who you are? If you do, you have memory. Memory is involved with the ability to store information for continuous or later use. Computers and other digital devices use electronic storage devices to store information that you can access, when needed. Among the memory devices that computers use are disc drives (Floppy, CD REwriteable, DVD-RAM discs), RAM (Random Access Memory chips - a sort of short-term memory), Flashcards (CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MemoryStick, MMC, SD), and others
The terms "storage" and "memory" refer to the parts of a digital computer that retain physical state (data) for some interval of time, possibly even after electrical power to the computer is turned off.
Is the place on a computer where data and instructions are stored for use by the processor. There are several different types of memory that include: Random Access Memory (RAM) – Where programs and data are stored while they are being used; Read Only Memory (ROM) – The space where data needed to run the computer is stored. The computer can access but not change this data; Virtual Memory – The use of the hard disk file space to extend the capability of random-access memory.
The primary random-access memory (RAM) installed in the computer. The operating system copies application programs from disk into memory, where all program execution and data processing takes pla ... more
An amazing function of your brain that scientists are still trying to understand. When you remember something, it's not like finding a snapshot in your brain. Instead, your brain has to construct pieces of the memory from different clues. It's easier to remember events that you had strong feelings about.
hardware: Where information is stored. It comes in two varieties, volatile and nonvolatile. Volatile memory lives in chips and is dependent on a continuous electronic current and can be easily lost (RAM is volatile memory). Nonvolatile memory does not depend upon current (e.g. a floppy disk). Memory is measured in groups of bytes (kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, etc.).
(1.) Program-addressable memory from which instructions and other data can be loaded directly into registers for subsequent running or processing. (2.) Memory on electronic chips. Examples of memory are random access memory, read-only memory, or registers. Memory is sometimes referred to as "storage."
A place or device inside a computer to store data or programs. Although there are two types of memory, main random-access memory and sub memory, "memory" usually refers to the main (RAM) random-access memory .
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Any device or recording medium into which binary data can be stored and held, and from which the entire original data can be retrieved. The two types of memory are main; e.g., ROM, RAM, and auxiliary; e.g., tape, disk. See: storage device.
In psychology, memory is an organism's ability to store, retain, and subsequently recall information. Although traditional studies of memory began in the realms of philosophy, the late nineteenth and early twentieth century put memory within the paradigms of cognitive psychology. In the recent decades, it has become one of the principal pillars of a new branch of science called cognitive neuroscience, a marriage between cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
Reversible capacity loss found on NiCd and to a lesser extend on NiMH batteries. The modern definition of memory commonly refers to a change in crystalline formation from the desirable small size to a large size.
Reversible loss of capacity found in NiCD batteries. It is when a battery or cell operating in a number of cycles to a certain level, but less than full depth of discharge temporarily loses the rest of its capacity at normal voltage.
Memory is the showstopper song from the musical Cats sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wishes to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, Memory is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song.
The -memory option forces Wusage to optimize for lowest memory use, at the potential expense of longer total analysis time. The -n option prevents Wusage 6.0 and later from attempting to resume log file analysis where it "left off" on the previous run. Instead the program assumes it must begin at the beginning of the appropriate day, week, or month. This matches the behavior of Wusage 5.0 and earlier. The use of this feature is not recommended.