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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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"Ian is suffering a bit from selective memory. A year ago he was also banging on about storming out of my office when I was the Rangers manager but that never happened.
"Top athletes have a selective memory, and he'll say, 'Well I don't like playing in Madrid, so that I didn't play so well is no surprise.
The problem here is that of selective memory. According to Collinsdictionary.com, selective memory is "an ability to remember some facts while apparently forgetting others, especially when they are inconvenient".
As you might also have deduced, given the tone of those opening paragraphs, the application of selective memory vis a vis my mood when I wrote them showed it not to be terribly selective after all.
(Peter Pan, for the record.) He has selective memory, even more selective hearing, and smacks of Boris Johnson having been dragged from the electric chair mid-execution.
Her memoir, Selective Memory: A Life in Film, traverses five decades and provides an insightful portrait of Australia's maturing film industry.
Ravi Shankar Prasad hit back at Chidambaram by saying that the Finance Minister was suffering from selective memory and also charged Chidambaram of being the biggest patron of crony capitalism.
But we have a hopelessly selective memory. We are adept at erasing the inconvenient truth from our mental hard disk.
But it was done clumsily and clearly suggested that African peoples and their political leaders have a selective memory of the persistent exploitation of the Berlin Club, that group of European imperialist, racist colonisers!
Natalie Portman Faces Beirut The Lebanese don't only have a case of selective memory, but selective demonization, as well.
Several recursive identification methods were implemented in this library: Least Square Method (RLS), Recursive Leaky Incremental Estimation (RLIE), Damped Least Squares (DLS), Adaptive Control with Selective Memory (ACSM), Instrumental Variable Method (RIV), Extended Least Square Method (RELS), Prediction Error Method (RPEM) and Extended Instrumental Variable Method (ERIV).
KNYSNA: The France players preparing for the World Cup have a very selective memory.

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