paramnesia

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

Definition of paramnesia

  1. :  a disorder of memory; especially :  déjà vu 1

Origin and Etymology of paramnesia

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


First Known Use: 1888


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paramnesia

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

Medical Definition of paramnesia

  1. :  a disorder of memory: asa:  a condition in which the proper meaning of words cannot be rememberedb:  the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time—called also déjà vu; compare jamais vu


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