screen memory

noun

Definition of screen memory

: a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional significance

Examples of screen memory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Fishback's Robin feels more real than almost any other teenager in recent screen memory: funny and sullen and whip-smart, but also sensibly freaked out by the things that any other ordinary mortal would be. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, "Jamie Foxx finds his sweet spot in Netflix's magic-pill thriller Project Power: Review," 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of screen memory

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of screen memory was in 1922

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“Screen memory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/screen%20memory. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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screen memory

noun

Medical Definition of screen memory

: a recollection of early childhood that may be falsely recalled or magnified in importance and that masks another memory of deep emotional significance

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