noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper- + -mnesia (as in amnesia) Date: 1882 abnormally vivid or complete memory or recall of the past • hypermnesic adjective

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  • hypermnesia — [hī΄pərm nē′zhə] n. [ModL: see HYPER & AMNESIA] abnormally sharp memory or vivid recall, seen in certain mental disorders hypermnesic [hī΄pərm nē′zik, hī΄pərm nē′sik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hypermnesia — hypermnesic / nee sik, zik/, adj. /huy peuhrm nee zheuh/, n. the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory. [1880 90; HYPER + (A)MNESIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypermnesia — noun An elevated level of memory recall. See Also: amnesia, cryptomnesia …   Wiktionary

  • hypermnesia — 1. Extreme power of memory. 2. A capacity under hypnosis for immediate registration and precise recall of many more individual items than is thought possible under ordinary circumstances. Cf.:hypomnesia. [hyper + G. mneme, memory] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypermnesia — n. unusually excellent memory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypermnesia — [ˌhʌɪpəm ni:zɪə] noun Medicine unusual power of memory, typically under abnormal conditions such as trauma or narcosis. Origin C19: from hyper + Gk mnēsia memory …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypermnesia — hy·perm·ne·sia …   English syllables

  • hypermnesia — hy•perm•ne•sia [[t]ˌhaɪ pərmˈni ʒə[/t]] n. psl cog the condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory • Etymology: 1880–90; hyper +(a)mnesia hy perm•ne′sic ˈni sɪk, zɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hypermnesia — Having an exceptional memmory …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • hypermnesia — /haɪpɜˈmniʒə/ (say huyper mneezhuh) noun an unusual ability to produce detailed memories. Compare hypomnesia. {hyper + (a)mnesia} …   Australian English dictionary

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