[kuh n-fab-yuh-ley-shuh n]
- 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
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mid-15c., "talking together," from Late Latin confabulationem (nominative confabulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin confabulari (see confabulate).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The unconscious filling of gaps in one's memory by fabrications that one accepts as facts.
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