paramnesia


par·am·ne·sia

noun \ˌpa-ˌram-ˈnē-zhə, -əm-\

Definition of PARAMNESIA

:  a disorder of memory; especially :  déjà vu 1

Origin of PARAMNESIA

New Latin, from para- + -mnesia (as in amnesia)
First Known Use: 1888

par·am·ne·sia

noun \ˌpar-ˌam-ˈnē-zhə, -əm-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARAMNESIA

: a disorder of memory: as a : a condition in which the proper meaning of words cannot be remembered b : the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time—called also déjà vu; compare jamais vu

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