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engram Line breaks: en¦gram
Pronunciation: /ˈɛnɡram/

Definition of engram in English:


A hypothetical permanent change in the brain accounting for the existence of memory; a memory trace.
Example sentences
  • The memory trace, or engram, ‘feels’ like it is stored permanently in the brain and it will never be forgotten.
  • We'd wiped the memory engrams clean, or so we'd hoped.
  • She shouldn't be thinking about him anyway, she should be flushing him out of her memory engrams.


Pronunciation: /ɛnɡrəˈmatɪk/


Early 20th century: coined in German from Greek en- 'within' + gramma 'letter of the alphabet'.

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