[ hahy-perm-nee-zhuh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərmˈni ʒə /
the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.
OTHER WORDS FROM hypermnesiahy·perm·ne·sic [‐nee-sik, ‐zik] /‐ˈni sɪk, ‐zɪk/, adjective
Words nearby hypermnesia
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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
/ (ˌhaɪpəmˈniːzɪə) /
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
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Medical definitions for hypermnesia
[ hī′pərm-nē′zhə ]
Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.
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