paramnesia

noun
par·am·ne·sia | \ˌper-ˌam-ˈnē-zhə, -əm-, ˌpa-ˌram-\

Definition of paramnesia 

: a disorder of memory especially : déjà vu sense 1

First Known Use of paramnesia

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paramnesia

New Latin, from para- + -mnesia (as in amnesia)

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paramnesia

noun
par·am·ne·sia | \ˌpar-ˌam-ˈnē-zhə, -əm- \

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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