memory lapse

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of memory lapse

:a period of time when a person forgets things that he or she should have remembered
  • As he grew older he began to have memory lapses.

Word by Word Definitions

memory play
  1. : the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

  2. : the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition

  3. : commemorative remembrance

lapse play
  1. : a slight error typically due to forgetfulness or inattention

  2. : a temporary deviation or fall especially from a higher to a lower state

  3. : a becoming less : decline

  1. : to fall from an attained and usually high level (as of morals or manners) to one much lower

  2. : sink, slip

  3. : to go out of existence : cease


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