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

First Known Use of screen memory

1922


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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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