[ fawls-mem-uh-ree ]
/ ˈfɔlsˈmɛm ə ri /
a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
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Origin of false-memory syndrome
First recorded in 1990–95
Words nearby false-memory syndrome
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