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hypermnesia

[hahy-perm-nee-zhuh] /ˌhaɪ pərmˈni ʒə/
noun
1.
the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.
Origin
1880-1890
1880-90; hyper- + (a)mnesia
Related forms
hypermnesic
[‐nee-sik, ‐zik] /‐ˈni sɪk, ‐zɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The hypermnesia of the dream and the resort to infantile material have become main supports in our theory.
British Dictionary definitions for hypermnesia

hypermnesia

/ˌhaɪpəmˈniːzɪə/
noun
1.
(psychol) an unusually good ability to remember, found in some mental disorders and possibly in hypnosis
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia
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hypermnesia in Medicine

hypermnesia hy·perm·ne·sia (hī'pərm-nē'zhə)
n.
Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.

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