Definition of memory lapses
: times 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
: the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms
: 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
: commemorative remembrance
: a slight error typically due to forgetfulness or inattention
: a temporary deviation or fall especially from a higher to a lower state
: a becoming less : decline
: to fall from an attained and usually high level (as of morals or manners) to one much lower
: to depart from an accepted pattern or standard
: sink, slip
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