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en·gram

(ĕn′grăm′)
n.
A physical alteration of neural tissue in the brain, posited to explain how memories are formed.

[German Engramm : en- + Greek -gramma, -gram.]

engram

(ˈɛnɡræm)
n
(Psychology) psychol the physical basis of an individual memory in the brain. See also memory trace
[C20: from German Engramm, from Greek en- in + gramma letter]
enˈgrammic, ˌengramˈmatic adj

en•gram

(ˈɛn græm)

n.
a presumed encoding in neural tissue that provides a physical basis for the persistence of memory; a memory trace.
[1905–10; en-1 + -gram1]
en•gram′mic, adj.
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Noun1.engram - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memoryengram - a postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
Translations

en·gram

n. engrama;
marca permanente hecha en el protoplasma por un estímulo pasajero;
vestigio o visión imborrable producida por una experiencia sensorial.
References in classic literature ?
In fact, it is not an isolated stimulus that leaves an engram, but the totality of the stimuli at any moment; consequently any portion of this totality tends, if it recurs, to arouse the whole reaction which was aroused before.
Concerning the nature of an engram, Semon confesses that at present it is impossible to say more than that it must consist in some material alteration in the body of the organism ("Die mnemischen Empfindungen," p.
I am inclined to think that, in the present state of physiology, the introduction of the engram does not serve to simplify the account of mnemic phenomena.
The theory of the engram, or any similar theory, has to maintain that, given a body and brain in a suitable state, a man will have a certain memory, without the need of any further conditions.
Guard Floyd Womack and receiver Bobby Engram could return.
At the nonprofit school, parents play a large role, director Kay Engram said.
Through nFusion and their access to the Information Network Engram (INE) Model companies can now develop and execute sales and marketing programs based on more than three years of ongoing feedback from a representative universe of 11.
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Preschool Teacher, Jackie Engram - Robins Child Development Center,
The nursery, currently in its 40th year of operation, offers twice-weekly classes for 3-year-olds for $60 a month, thrice-weekly classes for 4-year-olds at $70 a month, and four-times-a-week classes for 4-year-olds at $80 a month, said director Kay Engram.
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We believe that the most rewarding preschool program is one that involves parents' interest and participation,'' director Kay Engram said.