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hypermnesia

[ hahy-perm-nee-zhuh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərmˈni ʒə /

noun

the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.

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Origin of hypermnesia

First recorded in 1880–90; hyper- + (a)mnesia

OTHER WORDS FROM hypermnesia

hy·perm·ne·sic [‐nee-sik, ‐zik] /‐ˈni sɪk, ‐zɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hypermnesia

  • If the personal memory be over-excited, exalt, we have hypermnesia.

    |J. Maxwell
  • The hypermnesia of the dream and the resort to infantile material have become main supports in our theory.

    |Sigmund Freud

British Dictionary definitions for hypermnesia

hypermnesia
/ (ˌhaɪpəmˈniːzɪə) /

noun

psychol an unusually good ability to remember, found in some mental disorders and possibly in hypnosis

Word Origin for hypermnesia

C20: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hypermnesia

hypermnesia
[ hī′pərm-nēzhə ]

n.

Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.
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