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1. A distortion of memory in which fantasy and objective experience are confused.
2. An inability to recall the meanings of common words.


(Psychiatry) psychiatry a disorder of the memory or the faculty of recognition in which dreams may be confused with reality


(ˌpær æmˈni ʒə)

1. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.
2. the inability to recall the correct meanings of words.


- Can mean the inability to recall the meanings of common words.
See also related terms for inability.


Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fancy are confused.
See also: Memory
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paramnesia - (psychiatry) a disorder of memory in which dreams or fantasies are confused with reality
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders


n. paramnesia, evocaciones de eventos que no ocurrieron nunca, aunque vívidos para el individuo que los racionaliza.
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PARAMNESIA A False memory B On the edge of the intellect C Type of palsy who am I?
Although behaviorally spontaneous confabulations might be accompanied by false recognition and reduplicative paramnesia (for place and person), which suggests a common neurological basis, there is no consistent association between mnestic and non-mnestic confabulations such as anosognosia.