Definition of Engram

1. Noun. A postulated biochemical change (presumably in neural tissue) that represents a memory.

Exact synonyms: Memory Trace
Generic synonyms: Memory



Definition of Engram

1. Proper noun. (surname from=given names dot=), a rare variant of Ingram. ¹

2. Proper noun. an Enneagram, a nine-pointed figure. ¹

3. Proper noun. N-gram, a subsequence. ¹

4. Noun. A postulated physical or biochemical change in neural tissue that represents a memory. ¹

5. Noun. (Scientology) A painful, negative mental image representing a past event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Engram

1. the durable mark caused by a stimulus upon protoplasm [n -S]

Medical Definition of Engram

1. In the mnaemic hypothesis, a physical habit or memory trace made on the protoplasm of an organism by the repetition of stimuli. Origin: G. En, in, + gramma, mark (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Engram

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engrafting
engraftment
engraftments
engrafts
engrail
engrailed
engrailing
engrailment
engrailments
engrails
engrain
engrained
engraining
engrains
engram (current term)
engramma
engrammas
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engraphia
engraphic
engrapple
engrappled
engrappling
engrasp
engrasped

Literary usage of Engram

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1. List of the Specimens of the British Animals in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray, Adam White, British Museum (Natural History), James Francis Stephens, Frederick Smith, Henry Denny, Henry Tibbats Stainton, Edwin Shepherd (1848)
"engram. Pap. d"Eure iv. t. 141, f. ... engram. Pap. d'Eur. vt 151, f. 196, o. Var. b. ... H. engram Pap. d'Eur. iv. t. 147, f. 192, a, b. Var. b. ..."

2. The Sexual question: A Scientific, Psychological, Hygenic and Sociological Study by Auguste Forel (1908)
"To the modification itself he gives the word engram. ... Moreover, an engram may be revived by the enfeebled return of the primary irritating agent which ..."

3. Vital Records of New Ashford, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 by New Ashford (Mass.), New Ashford, Mass (1916)
"Deidamia Horton] of Lanesborough and Abel Kent Jr., int. May n, 1788. HOXY, Hannah of Adams and Harbert Mallery, int. Jan. 8, 1804. INGRAHAM (see engram ..."

4. Hygiene of Nerves and Mind in Health and Disease by Auguste Forel (1907)
"By engram Semon understands that which we called in Chapter I. a ... Every engram always consists of complexes of simultaneous or successive stimuli. ..."

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