Pronunciation: (mem'wär, -wôr), [key]
1. a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.
2. Usually, memoirs.
a. an account of one's personal life and experiences; autobiography.
b. the published record of the proceedings of a group or organization, as of a learned society.
3. a biography or biographical sketch.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.