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noun (memor, ies, -)
  1. (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.
  1. A record of a thing or an event stored and available for later use by the organism.
I have no of that event.
  1. (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 .
  1. (context, computing, uncountable) This part of a computer considered as a resource.
How much does this PC have?
     
metalepsis Tweet Definition of metalepsis Like Definition of metalepsis on Facebook
noun (metalepses)
  1. A rhetorical figure involving the metonymical substitution of one word by another which is itself a metonym
  2. The result of a series of metaphors
     
metaphor Tweet Definition of metaphor Like Definition of metaphor on Facebook
noun 
  1. (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".
  2. (countable) The word or phrase used in this way. An implied comparison.
     
metastasis Tweet Definition of metastasis Like Definition of metastasis on Facebook
noun (metastases)
  1. (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.
     
metonymical Tweet Definition of metonymical Like Definition of metonymical on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to metonymy
     
metonymy Tweet Definition of metonymy Like Definition of metonymy on Facebook
noun (metonym, ies)
  1. The use of a single characteristic or name of an object to identify an entire object or related object.
     
mimesis Tweet Definition of mimesis Like Definition of mimesis on Facebook
noun 
  1. The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
  2. (biology) mimicry.
  3. (medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
     

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