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(Commemoration), noun celebration, writing


(Retention), noun mind, recalling, reflection
See also: hindsight, recognition, recollection, remembrance, retention, retrospect

MEMORY. Understanding; a capacity to make contracts, a will, or to commit a crime, so far as intention is necessary.
     2. Memory is sometimes employed to express the capacity of the understanding, and sometimes its power; when we speak of a retentive memory, we use it in the former sense; when of a ready memory, in the latter. Shelf. on Lun. Intr. 29, 30.
     3. Memory, in another sense, is the reputation, good or bad, which a man leaves at his death. This memory, when good, is highly prized by the relations of the deceased, and it is therefore libelous to throw a shade over the memory of the dead, when the writing has a tendency to create a breach of the peace, by inciting the friends and relations of the deceased to avenge the insult offered to the family. 4 T. R. 126; 5 Co. R. 125; Hawk. b. 1, c. 73, s. 1.

MEMORY, TIME OF. According to the English common law, which has been altered by 2 & 3 Wm. IV., c. 71, the time of memory commenced from the reign of Richard the First, A. D. 1189. 2 Bl. Com. 31.
     2. But proof of a regular usage for twenty years, not explained or contradicted, is evidence upon which many public and private rights are held, and sufficient for a jury in finding the existence of an immemorial custom or prescription. 2 Saund. 175, a, d; Peake's Ev. 336; 2 Price's R. 450; 4 Price's R. 198.

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These blocks implement several recursive identification algorithms: Least Square Method (RLS) and its modifications, 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).
Like other forms of autobiography, the political memoir is an odd mishmash of fact, selective memory, coy evasions, breast-beating and self-serving interpretive spin.
Will Doig is either suffering from selective memory, or he's seen fit to obscure reality so as to bolster the credibility of his article du jour.
Coun Kath Hartley has a very selective memory it seems.
RB says: Perhaps you and Ian should get together and form a support group for Selective Memory sufferers.
From this, one can only conclude that Republicans are hypocrites, flip-floppers, or have suddenly come down with a case of selective memory.
The almost painfully pleasant members of the Ladies' Hermitage Association, which operates the property, all seem to suffer from selective memory where the object of their affections is involved.
Attempts to answer such questions might place German memory work in context and allow seeing selective memory more from an international perspective.
But he showed the selective memory that seems to afflict all Man United players when he talked later.
The selective memory that deleted Ezkioga from Church history, Spanish history, and Basque history removed the opportunity to learn from this phenomenon.
The songs, books, and paintings you like the most have some connection with this strange selective memory of yours.

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