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long-term memory

information stored in the brain and retrievable over a long period of time, often over the entire life span of the individual (contrasted with short-term memory).
Origin of long-term memory
1965-70 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for long-term memory

long-term memory

(psychol) that section of the memory storage system in which experiences are stored on a semipermanent basis Compare short-term memory
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long-term memory in Medicine

long-term memory n.

Abbr. LTM The phase of the memory process considered the permanent storehouse of retained information.

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