paramnesia

paramnesia

[par-am-nee-zhuh]
noun
1.
Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.
2.
the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin; see par-, amnesia

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paramnesia (ˌpæræmˈniːzɪə)
 
n
psychiatry a disorder of the memory or the faculty of recognition in which dreams may be confused with reality

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paramnesia par·am·ne·sia (pār'ām-nē'zhə)
n.
A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.

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