longterm memory

long-term memory

noun
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:
1965–70

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

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long-term memory n.

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

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