- the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion.
- Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.
Origin of confabulation
Related Words for confabulationconfab, dialogue, chitchat, palaver, discussion, converse, speech, chat, chatter, talk
Examples from the Web for confabulation
Contemporary Examples of confabulation
This is most apparent in his discussion of the many forms of confabulation.The Unpersuadables: Why Smart People Believe Crazy Theories
March 16, 2014
The constant disinformation, distraction, misdirection, confabulation, and endless stream of threats actually works.Al-Dura Report: Smear Tactics That Work
Emily L. Hauser
May 24, 2013
Historical Examples of confabulation
During this confabulation, Maltravers and Evelyn were left alone with Sophy.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
I was going on in my confabulation, when Tranquillus entered.Isaac Bickerstaff
With the details of that confabulation we will not trouble the reader.The Island Queen
During the course of this confabulation evening had come on.In Search of the Castaways
I cannot say that I understand distinctly their first Confabulation.
Word Origin and History for confabulation
mid-15c., "talking together," from Late Latin confabulationem (nominative confabulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin confabulari (see confabulate).
- The unconscious filling of gaps in one's memory by fabrications that one accepts as facts.