SEMANTIC MEMORY By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the memory we have for general knowledge and in formation that is similar to that of a dictionary or an encyclopaedia. It is memory we can recall and rely on. SEMANTIC MEMORY: "Semantic memory is our memory for the meanings of words." Related Psychology Terms SHORT-TERM MEMORY (STM) MEMORY ABILITIES AUTONOETIC MEMORY SCREEN MEMORY RETRIEVAL FAILURE NATIVISM WECHSLER MEMORY SCALE (WMS) NONDECLARATIVE MEMORY BROWN-PETERSON DISTRACTOR TECHNIQUE DECLARATIVE MEMORY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEMANTIC MEMORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/semantic-memory/ (accessed April 18, 2021).