[ kuhn-fab-yuh-ley-shuhn ]
/ kənˌfæb yəˈleɪ ʃən /
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the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion: One night, over a beer, Jake and I got into a confabulation on the world and life in general, and Jake's affairs in particular.
Psychiatry, Psychology. the replacement of a gap in a person's memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true: The report concluded that while the information elicited under hypnosis may be accurate, it may also include confabulations and pseudomemories.
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Origin of confabulation

First recorded in 1490–1500; from Late Latin confabulātiōn- (stem of confābulātiō ) “conversation,” equivalent to confābulāt(us) (see confabulate) + -iōn- noun suffix; see -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM confabulation

con·fab·u·la·to·ry [kuhn-fab-yoo-luh-tawr-ee], /kənˈfæb yʊ ləˌtɔr i/, adjective
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Medical definitions for confabulation

[ kən-făb′yə-lāshən ]

The unconscious filling of gaps in one's memory by fabrications that one accepts as facts.

Other words from confabulation

con•fabu•late′ v.
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