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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this paper it is therefore assumed that the reading span task, which we describe further below, stands as a general measure of working memory capacity tapping into both processing and storage.
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The dissipative function of the brain serves as the root of the brain's memory capacity and of other features such as memory association, confusion, and duration of memory.
The spectrum analyzer covers a frequency range of 9 kHz to 2.9 GHz and includes features designed to make it extremely user friendly New features include semi-automated measurement capabilities, a fast processor, large memory capacity and color display.
It could mean that within two years hand-held computers and even wristwatches will have the same memory capacity as normal PCs.
The chip is smaller than half the size of a business card and consumes less electricity than other chips but it has a memory capacity equivalent to 560 high-resolution pictures and 32 CD-quality tunes.
The newly developed recorder has a memory capacity of 4.7 gigabytes and adopts the DVD-RAM format that records up to 120 minutes per side.
The activity seems to be necessary because, even in the brainiest of people, working memory capacity is limited.
The series features graphically assisted profile programming with automatic calculation of intersection points, practical data input clearly arranged in screen forms, and a large memory capacity for processing cycles, tool data, and part programming.
The P161P ($199.95) has a memory capacity of 167 numbers and names, with 60 memories allocated for incoming calls and 107 for the electronic phone book storage.