noun (memor, ies, -)
- (uncountable) The ability of an organism to record information about things or events with the facility of recalling them later at will.
- Memory is a facility common to all animals.
- A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
- I have no of that event.
- (computing) The part of a computer that stores variable executable code or data (RAM) or unalterable executable code or default data (ROM).
- This data passes from the CPU to the .
- (context, computing, uncountable) This part of a computer considered as a resource.
- How much does this PC have?
- A rhetorical figure involving the metonymical substitution of one word by another which is itself a metonym
- The result of a series of metaphors
- (uncountable) The use of a word or phrase to refer to something that it isn't, implying a similarity between the word or phrase used and the thing described, and without the words "like" or "as".
- (countable) The word or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
- (medicine) the tranferrence of a bodily function or disease to another part of the body, specifically the development of a secondary area of disease remote from the original site, as with some cancers
- 1963: Stayed in her own house, searched her body each morning and examined her conscience each night for progressive symptoms of the metastasis she feared was in her. " Thomas Pynchon, V.
- of, or relating to metonymy
noun (metonym, ies)
- The use of a single characteristic or name of an object to identify an entire object or related object.
- The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- (biology) mimicry.
- (medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.