Definition of Memoir

1. Noun. An account of the author's personal experiences.

Generic synonyms: Autobiography



2. Noun. An essay on a scientific or scholarly topic.
Generic synonyms: Essay

Definition of Memoir

1. n. 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. See History, 2.

Definition of Memoir

1. Noun. An autobiography; a book describing the personal experiences of an author. ¹

2. Noun. Any form of narrative describing the personal experiences of a writer. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Memoir

1. a biography [n -S] - See also: biography

Medical Definition of Memoir

1. 1. 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. (26 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Memoir

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1869)
"The present memoir is based upon, and is in a measure supplementary to that by ... But the object of the memoir is different. I disregard altogether the ..."

2. Annual Report by American Tract Society (1854)
"15 Nelson on Infidelity. 17 memoir of Dr. Milnor. 18 memoir of ... 19 memoir of Mrs. Isabella Graham. 20 memoir of Mrs. Sarah LH Smith. ..."

3. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1894)
"A portrait and memoir was published iu the REGISTER, vol. 44, pp. 341-52, and reprinted in ... A memoir, with portrait, was published in the REGISTER ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1867)
"It is near the conclusion of my " memoir on Caustics," Phil. Trans, vol. cxlvii. (1857), pp. 2/3, 312, remarked that for the case of parallel rays refracted ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"This memoir is a fine example of the thoroughness of his work, ... The memoir concludes by an original description of the great finned-back lizard ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"... Introductory memoir and Notes by the writer of this article, 1881 ; the introductory memoir in the last work was issued separately, with a new preface ..."

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