Definition of engram in English:

engram

Line breaks: en¦gram
Pronunciation: /ˈɛngram
 
/

noun

  • A hypothetical permanent change in the brain accounting for the existence of memory; a memory trace.
    More 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: /-grəˈmatɪk/
adjective

Origin

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

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