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Memoir

memoir
1. (Science: psychology) A memorial account; a history composed from personal experience and memory; an account of transactions or events (usually written in familiar style) as they are remembered by the writer.
2. A memorial of any individual; a biography; often, a biography written without special regard to method and completeness.
3. An account of something deemed noteworthy; an essay; a record of investigations of any subject; the journals and proceedings of a society.
Origin: F. Memoire, m, memorandum, fr. Memoire, f, memory, L. Memoria. See Memory.


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