selective memory

Definition of selective memory

:the tendency to remember only what one wants to remember

Word by Word Definitions

selective play
  1. : of, relating to, or characterized by selection : selecting or tending to select

  2. : highly specific in activity or effect

memory play
  1. : the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

  2. : the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition

  3. : commemorative remembrance


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