confabulation

  • 1 Confabulation — is the process where a memory is remembered falsely.[1] The process of remembering is a complicated and intricate process that can be lead astray at any given point.[2] These false memories most often occur in autobiographical memory.[3] Two… …

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  • 2 confabulation — ● confabulation nom féminin (latin ecclésiastique confabulatio, onis, entretien) Trouble de la mémoire se manifestant comme une fabulation dite « compensatrice » des lacunes amnésiques intéressant surtout le présent ou le passé récent, lors des… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 confabulation — CONFABULATION. s. fém. Entretien familier. Il ne se dit qu en plaisanterie. Ils étoient en confabulation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 4 confabulation — Confabulation. s. f. v. Entretien familier. Il ne se dit qu en plaisanterie. Ils estoient en confabulation …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 Confabulation — Con*fab u*la tion, n. [L. confabulatio.] Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation. [1913 Webster] Friends confabulations are comfortable at all times, as fire in winter. Burton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Confabulation — Confabulation, lat., Geplauder, Gespräch; confabuliren, plaudern, sich traulich unterhalten …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7 confabulation — index conference, conversation, speech Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 confabulation — mid 15c., talking together, from L.L. confabulationem (nom. confabulatio), noun of action from pp. stem of L. confabulari (see CONFABULATE (Cf. confabulate)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 CONFABULATION — s. f. Entretien familier. Ils étaient en confabulation. Il est vieux et ne se dit que par plaisanterie …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 10 CONFABULATION — n. f. Action de confabuler. Ils étaient en confabulation. Il ne s’emploie que rarement et seulement par ironie …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 11 confabulation — confabulatory /keuhn fab yoo leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /keuhn fab yeuh lay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion. 2. Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person s memory by a falsification that he or she… …

    Universalium

  • 12 confabulation — (kon fa bu la sion) s. f. Entretien familier. •   Pour ce qui était de M. de Bouillon et de M. de Turenne, la confabulation fut bien plus longue, RETZ IV, 14. •   Je ne monte pas à cette tribune pour éclairer les confabulations qu on vient de… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 13 confabulation — confabulate ► VERB formal ▪ converse. DERIVATIVES confabulation noun. ORIGIN Latin confabulari chat together …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 confabulation — noun see confabulate …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 confabulation — noun /kənˌfæbjuˈleɪʃən/ a) A casual conversation; a chat. b) A fabricated memory believed to be true. See Also: confabulator, confabulatory, confabulate …

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  • 16 confabulation — The making of bizarre and incorrect responses, and a readiness to give a fluent but tangential answer, with no regard whatever to facts, to any question put; seen in amnesia and Wernicke Korsakoff syndrome. [L. con fabulor, pp. fabulatus, to talk …

    Medical dictionary

  • 17 confabulation — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Spoken exchange: chat, colloquy, conversation, converse1, dialogue, discourse, speech, talk. Informal: confab. Slang: jaw. See WORDS …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 confabulation — con·fab·u·la·tion || kÉ™n‚fæbjÊŠ leɪʃn n. light conversation …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 confabulation — n. (Rare.) Prattle, gossip, prate, chat, chit chat, easy conversation, free and easy talk, causerie …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 confabulation — noun (C) formal a private conversation …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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