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memory

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Man spends his life in reasoning on the past, in complaining of the present, in fearing future.
Antoine Rivarol
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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman memorie, Old French memoire etc., from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] memoria.

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memory

Plural
memor

memory (memor)
  1. (uncountable) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
    Memory is a facility common to all animals.
    • (A date for this quote is being sought): Albert Schweitzer
      Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
  2. A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
    I have no memory of that event.
  3. (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
    This data passes from the CPU to the memory.

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