parapraxia

noun
para·​prax·​ia | \ ˌparəˈpraksēə \
variants: or parapraxis \ -​sə̇s \
plural parapraxias\ -​ksēəz \ or parapraxes\ -​kˌsēz \

Definition of parapraxia

: a faulty act (as a slip of the tongue or of memory) : blunder, lapse

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History and Etymology for parapraxia

New Latin, from para- entry 1 + -praxia or Greek praxis action

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“Parapraxia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parapraxia. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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