information retained in the brain and retrievable from it over a brief span of time (contrasted with long-term memory).
(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
short-term memory n.
Abbr. STM The phase of the memory process in which stimuli that have been recognized and registered are stored briefly.
short-term memory definition
Retention of information that undergoes little processing or interpretation and can be recalled for only a few seconds. Short-term memory can retain about seven items.
Note: A popular example of short-term memory is the ability to remember a seven-digit telephone number just long enough to dial a call. In most cases, unless the number is consciously repeated several times, it will be forgotten.
noun 1. a period or schedule during which the number of working hours is reduced: The recession has put most of the manufacturing plants on short time. noun 1. a system of working, usually for a temporary period, when employees are required to work and be paid for fewer than their normal hours per week […]
noun, Informal. 1. a person, as a soldier, who has a short period of time left to serve on a tour of duty.
noun 1. an abridged listing in a catalog or bibliography, giving only such essential information as the author’s name and the book’s title, publisher, and date and place of publication.
noun 1. See under ton1 (def 1). noun 1. a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain. 2. Also called freight ton. a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with […]