[muh-men-toh mawr-ahy, mohr-ahy, mawr-ee, mohr-ee; for 1 also Latin me-men-toh moh-ree] /məˈmɛn toʊ ˈmɔr aɪ, ˈmoʊr aɪ, ˈmɔr i, ˈmoʊr i; for 1 also Latin mɛˈmɛn toʊ ˈmoʊ ri/
noun, plural memento mori for 2.
(italics) Latin. remember that you must die.
an object, as a skull, serving as a reminder of death or mortality.
an object, such as a skull, intended to remind people of the inevitability of death
“reminder of death,” 1590s, Latin, literally “remember that you must die.”
[muh-men-toh] /məˈmɛn toʊ/ noun, plural mementos, mementoes. 1. an object or item that serves to remind one of a person, past event, etc.; keepsake; souvenir. 2. anything serving as a reminder or warning. 3. (initial capital letter, italics) Roman Catholic Church. either of two prayers in the canon of the Mass, one for persons living […]
- Meme plague
philosophy The spread of a successful but pernicious meme, especially one that parasitises the victims into giving their all to propagate it. Astrology, BASIC, and the other guy’s religion are often considered to be examples. This usage is given point by the historical fact that “joiner” ideologies like Naziism or various forms of millennarian Christianity […]
[meem] /mim/ noun 1. verb (used without object), memed, memeing or meming. 2. to create and spread memes: He spends a lot of time memeing and sharing his videos with friends. verb (used with object), memed, memeing or meming. 3. to make the subject of a meme: cute cats that get memed. /miːm/ noun 1. […]
- Memetic algorithm
algorithm A genetic algorithm or evolutionary algorithm which includes a non-genetic local search to improve genotypes. The term comes from the Richard Dawkin’s term “meme”. One big difference between memes and genes is that memes are processed and possibly improved by the people that hold them – something that cannot happen to genes. It is […]