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

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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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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