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hypermnesia

Class:

noun

Etymology:

New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

hypermnesia [psychology]

an unusually good ability to remember, found in some mental disorders and possibly in hypnosis (15 of 291 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hypermnesia

Oxford Dictionary:

hypermnesia

unusual power or enhancement of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma, hypnosis, or narcosis (16 of 44 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hypermnesia

Merriam-Webster:

hypermnesia | hypermnesic [adjective, related]

abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past (10 of 33 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hypermnesia

New World Dictionary:

hypermnesia | hypermnesic [adjective, related]

abnormally sharp memory or vivid recall, seen in certain mental disorders (11 of 24 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hypermnesia

American Heritage Dictionary:

hypermnesia | hypermnesic [adjective, related]

Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses. (12 of 23 words, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/hypermnesia

Random House Dictionary:

hypermnesia

the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory. (10 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/hypermnesia

Wiktionary:

hypermnesia [psychology] | hypermnesias [plural]

An elevated level of memory recall. (6 of 8 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hypermnesia

Encarta Dictionary:

hypermnesia

an unusually powerful ability to remember exactly, sometimes a symptom of a psychiatric disorder (14 of 44 words, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619598​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

hypermnesia [psychology]

First use: 20th century

Origin: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia, formed on the model of amnesia

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/hypermnesia

Merriam-Webster:

hypermnesia

First use: 1882

Origin: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia (as in amnesia)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/hypermnesia

Wiktionary:

hypermnesia [psychology] | hypermnesias [plural]

Origin: hyper- and the root mnesia relating to memory.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/hypermnesia

Oxford Dictionary:

hypermnesia

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: "hyper-" + Greek mnēsia "memory"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/hypermnesia

New World Dictionary:

hypermnesia

Origin: Modern Latin: see "hyper-" and "amnesia"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

hypermnesia

Origin: "hyper-" + "amnesia".

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hyper-

Origin: Greek huper-, from huper, over, beyond; see uper in Indo-European roots.

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amnesia

Origin: Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness, probably from amnēstiā, from amnēstos, not remembered: a-, not; see ... (13 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/amnesia

Encarta Dictionary:

hypermnesia

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: modern Latin, "condition of extreme memory" from Greek mnēsis "memory"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861619598​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

hypermnesia [psychology]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "hypermnesia"

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the Free Dictionary:

hypermnesia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "hypermnesia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "hypermnesia"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "hypermnesia" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

hypermnesia

Audio: English pronunciation of "hypermnesia"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

hypermnesia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "hypermnesia"

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YourDictionary Audio:

hypermnesia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "hypermnesia" by speech synthesizer

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