Definition of engram in English:

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engram

Pronunciation: /ˈɛnɡram/

noun

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.

Derivatives

engrammatic

Pronunciation: /ɛnɡrəˈmatɪk/
adjective

Origin

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

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