paramnesia

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

Definition of paramnesia

: a disorder of memory; especially : déjà vu 1

Origin and Etymology of 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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