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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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The major modules for carrying out the computation procedures are the Article Preprocessing Mechanism, the Degree of Vocabulary Cognition Calculation, the Memory Cycle Calculation, the Fuzzy Inference Mechanism, the Review Value Calculation and the Article Features Calculation.
The test result feeds back via the Learning Feedback Agent to the Degree of Vocabulary Cognition Calculation module for computing and updating the vocabulary abilities in the learner's profile in the user portfolio database; at the same time, the Memory Cycle Calculation module re-evaluates the memory cycles of the learner for the learned vocabularies that appear in the content of the article and updates them in the user portfolio database.
Summary of the commonly imposed and measured parameters in a shape memory cycle characterization for both strain- and stress controlled experiments.
[[epsilon].sub.O] Initial strain applied or measured on polymer in a shape memory cycle
The elasticity permits a memory cycle to occur whenever a single set of address and command values is presented at the input, which may require several input bytes, even if no further input is provided.
If a single port memory is used in such a ring-buffer FIFO, an arbiter must be used to decide whether the next memory cycle will be devoted to reading or to writing.