Confabulation



[kuh n-fab-yuh-ley-shuh n] /kənˌfæb yəˈleɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the act of ; conversation; discussion.
2.
Psychiatry. the replacement of a gap in a person’s memory by a falsification that he or she believes to be true.
n.

mid-15c., “talking together,” from Late Latin confabulationem (nominative confabulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin confabulari (see confabulate).

confabulation con·fab·u·la·tion (kən-fāb’yə-lā’shən)
n.
The unconscious filling of gaps in one’s memory by fabrications that one accepts as facts.
con·fab’u·late’ v.

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