n. pl. mem·o·ries
1. The mental faculty of retaining and recalling past experience.
2. The act or an instance of remembering; recollection.
3. All that a person can remember.
4. Something remembered.
5. The fact of being remembered; remembrance.
6. The period of time covered by the remembrance or recollection of a person or group of persons.
7. Biology Persistent modification of behavior resulting from an animal's experience.
8. Computer Science
a. A unit of a computer that preserves data for retrieval.
b. Capacity for storing information.
9. Statistics The set of past events affecting a given event in a stochastic process.
10. The capacity of a material, such as plastic or metal, to return to a previous shape after deformation.
11. Immunology The ability of the immune system to respond faster and more powerfully to subsequent exposure to an antigen.
[Middle English memorie, from Anglo-French, from Latin memoria, from memor, mindful; see (s)mer-1 in Indo-European roots.]