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American English: /ˈmɛm(ə)ri/
British English: /ˈmɛm(ə)ri/

Translation of memory in Spanish:

noun plural memories

  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (faculty) if (my) memory serves me right to recite/play something from memory
    recitar/tocar algo de memoria
    to have a good/poor or bad memory
    tener buena/mala memoria
    (for education) tener mucha/poca retentiva
    I've no memory for faces
    no soy buen fisonomista
    loss of memory
    pérdida (feminine) de la memoria
    to have a memory like a sieve
    tener la cabeza como un colador
    tener muy mala memoria
    1.2 uncountable (period) it all took place within living memory
    todo sucedió en nuestro tiempo
    the worst storm in living memory
    la peor tormenta que se recuerde or de que se tenga memoria
    Example sentences
    • After one of the most hectic holiday seasons in recent memory, many of us have settled in for equally hectic work schedules.
    • So here it is: the opening salvo in what looks to be the worst summer-movie season in recent memory.
    • But, even in adults, memory for recent events is transient unless it is refreshed by rehearsal.
  • 2 2.1 countable (recollection) to have a vague/vivid memory of something/somebody
    tener un recuerdo vago/vívido de algo/alguien
    she has fond/unhappy memories of her childhood
    tiene gratos/malos recuerdos de su infancia
    I have no memory of it
    no lo recuerdo
    his memory will live on
    su recuerdo permanecerá vivo
    Example sentences
    • I have no recollection of my past memories, except periodic flashbacks of my previous life.
    • What happened during that week was just a bad memory in the past.
    • Imagine groggily waking up in a strange house, surrounded by unfamiliar faces, with not a single memory of the past ten hours.
    2.2 uncountable (remembrance) in memory of somebody
    a la memoria or en memoria de alguien
    in memory of something
    en conmemoración de algo
    we do this in his memory
    hacemos esto en memoria suya
    our dear mother of blessed memory [formal]
    nuestra querida madre, que en gloria esté
    Example sentences
    • A candlelit vigil took place in Huyton last night, one week after the alleged assault, to honour the dead teenager's memory.
    • The memory of the dead is respected, by visitor and host alike.
    • I've instructed all agencies to honor their memory by treating the dead with the dignity and respect they deserve.
  • 3 countable and uncountable (Computing)
    Example sentences
    • During an initialization phase, an access code is stored in a memory of a computer system.
    • When the light pulse stops, its information is suspended and stored, just as information is stored in the memory of a computer.
    • A reconnaissance satellite, placed into orbit years ago, captures the entire scene in its computer memory.
    Example sentences
    • There is a virtual hard drive available in the Internet with plenty of memory to store personal information.
    • The latest MP3 technology compresses all superfluous parts of a sound signal to reduce the amount of memory needed to store digital information.
    • Depending on the level, you will have different amounts of system memory in which to store your subroutines.
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