Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.
the inability to recall the correct meaning of a word.
Origin of paramnesia
From New Latin,
dating back to 1885–90;
see origin at par-
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Related Words for paramnesiainattention
Examples from the Web for paramnesia
Historical Examples of paramnesia
It will perhaps be proper not to reduce all the phenomena of paramnesia to the same conditions.
Wigand and Maudsley think they see in paramnesia a simultaneous functioning of both relations.
Indeed, Krpelin asserts that paramnesia occurs only under normal circumstances.
British Dictionary definitions for paramnesia
psychiatry a disorder of the memory or the faculty of recognition in which dreams may be confused with reality
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A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.
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