false memory syndrome

false mem·o·ry syn·drome
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls mem-uh-ree sin-drohm, -druh m]
    • /fɔls ˈmɛm ə ri ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls mem-uh-ree sin-drohm, -druh m]
    • /fɔls ˈmɛm ə ri ˈsɪn droʊm, -drəm/

Definitions of false memory syndrome words

  • noun false memory syndrome a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred. 1
  • noun false memory syndrome an alleged condition in which a person undergoing psychotherapy erroneously believes in traumatic events in his or her childhood 0
  • noun false memory syndrome A condition in which a person's identity and relationships are affected by memories which are factually incorrect but strongly believed. 0

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Origin of false memory syndrome

First appearance:

before 1990
One of the 1% newest English words
First recorded in 1990-95

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false memory syndrome popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for false memory syndrome

noun false memory syndrome

  • fms — Flexible Manufacturing System (factory automation).
  • paramnesia — Psychiatry. a distortion of memory in which fact and fantasy are confused.

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