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noun Psychoanalysis.
a childhood memory, perhaps recalled falsely, that screens out a more distressing recollection.
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Origin of screen memory

First recorded in 1920–25
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screen memory

noun
psychoanal a memory that is tolerable but allied to a distressing event and which is unconsciously used to hide the distressing memory
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