short-term memory(redirected from active memory)
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(Psychology) psychol that section of the memory storage system of limited capacity (approximately seven items) that is capable of storing material for a brief period of time. Compare long-term memory
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|Noun||1.||short-term memory - what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it|
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