memory lapses

Definition of memory lapses

  1. :  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

  1. :  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

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  1. :  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

  1. :  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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