nounsemantic memoriesmass noun
A type of long-term memory involving the capacity to recall words, concepts, or numbers, which is essential for the use and understanding of language.
- ‘if patients lose semantic memory, they struggle with knowledge of everyday objects in the world, and have trouble communicating’
- 1.1count noun A recollection of a word, concept, or number.
- ‘the extraction of semantic memories and associated emotions’
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