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Medical Term:

long-term memory


Definition: the phase of the memory process considered the permanent storehouse of information that has been registered, encoded, passed into the short-term memory, then coded, rehearsed, and finally transferred and stored for future retrieval; material and information retained in LTM underlie cognitive abilities.

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