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That will only happen if I have a bout of amnesia or if I feel like mooning someone in the audience.
Daryl Hannah

Meaning of "amnesia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AMNESIA

Via New Latin from Greek: forgetfulness, probably from amnēstia oblivion.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AMNESIA

amnesia  [æmˈniːzjə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AMNESIA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Amnesia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AMNESIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Amnesia

Amnesia is a deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma. Amnesia can also be caused temporarily by the use of various sedatives and hypnotic drugs. Essentially, amnesia is loss of memory. The memory can be either wholly or partially lost due to the extent of damage that was caused. There are two main types of amnesia: retrograde amnesia and anterograde amnesia. Retrograde amnesia is the inability to retrieve information that was acquired before a particular date, usually the date of an accident or operation. In some cases the memory loss can extend back decades, while in others the person may lose only a few months of memory. Anterograde amnesia is the inability to transfer new information from the short-term store into the long-term store. People with this type of amnesia cannot remember things for long periods of time. These two types are not mutually exclusive. Both can occur within a patient at one time. Case studies, such as that of patient R.B., show that both types of amnesia can occur simultaneously. Case studies also show that amnesia is typically associated with damage to the medial temporal lobe.

Definition of amnesia in the English dictionary

The definition of amnesia in the dictionary is a defect in memory, esp one resulting from pathological cause, such as brain damage or hysteria.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AMNESIA


Transcaucasia
ˌtrænskɔːˈkeɪzjə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AMNESIA

ammunition dump
ammunition pouch
amnesiac
amnesic
amnestic
amnestied
amnesties
amnesty
Amnesty International
amnia
amnic
amnio
amniocenteses
amniocentesis
amnion
amnionic
amniote
amniotic
amniotic fluid
amniotomy

WORDS THAT END LIKE AMNESIA

agenesia
akinesia
anesthesia
anterograde amnesia
Austronesia
Bahasa Indonesia
bradykinesia
cryptomnesia
dyskinesia
Federated States of Micronesia
French Polynesia
hyperkinesia
Indonesia
magnesia
Melanesia
Micronesia
milk of magnesia
paramnesia
Polynesia
retrograde amnesia
selective amnesia

Synonyms and antonyms of amnesia in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «amnesia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AMNESIA

Find out the translation of amnesia to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of amnesia from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «amnesia» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

失忆症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

amnesia
570 millions of speakers

English

amnesia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूलने की बीमारी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

فقدان الذاكرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

амнезия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

amnésia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্মৃতিবিলোপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

amnésie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Amnesia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Amnesie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

記憶喪失
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기억 상실증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Amnesia
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chứng hay quên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மறதி நோய்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्मृतितभ्रंश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

amnezi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

amnesia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

amnezja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

амнезія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amnezie
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

αμνησία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geheueverlies
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

amnesi
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hukommelsestap
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of amnesia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AMNESIA»

The term «amnesia» is very widely used and occupies the 18.949 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AMNESIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about amnesia

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10 QUOTES WITH «AMNESIA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word amnesia.
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Sparky Anderson
The great thing about baseball is when you're done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989, I'll tell them I had amnesia.
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Jean-Bertrand Aristide
Sometimes people who want to understand Haiti from a political perspective may be missing part of the picture. They also need to look at Haiti from a psychological perspective. Most of the elite suffer from psychogenic amnesia. That means it's not organic amnesia, such as damage caused by brain injury. It's just a matter of psychology.
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Beck
Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.
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Luis Bunuel
I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life.
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Colman Domingo
It is true that as people, we tend to remember only the positive. With time, the grim details fade away, and as a species we survive on this notion. In our desire to gloss over the undeniable macabre parts of our American history, we forget. That amnesia manifests itself, especially when dealing with the plight of black men.
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Jean-Claude Duvalier
When people talk to me about tyranny, it makes me laugh and gives me the impression that people suffer from amnesia.
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John Guare
We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?
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Richard Hammond
I had post-traumatic amnesia, five-second memory, it happens as a result of brain injury.
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Daryl Hannah
That will only happen if I have a bout of amnesia or if I feel like mooning someone in the audience.
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Betty Hill
Only medical hypnosis is capable of opening up amnesia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AMNESIA»

Discover the use of amnesia in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to amnesia and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Social Amnesia: A Critique of Contemporary Psychology
In this book, Jacoby excavates the critical and historical concepts that have fallen prey to the dynamic of a society that strips them both of their historical and critical content.
‎1975
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Memory and Amnesia: The Role of the Spanish Civil War in the ...
Using a rich variety of sources such as official newsreels, school textbooks, the work of contemporary historians, memoirs, official documents, legislation, and monuments, this book explores how the historical memory of the Spanish Civil ...
Paloma Aguilar Fernández, 2002
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Memory, Amnesia, and the Hippocampal System
In this sweeping synthesis, Neal J. Cohen and Howard Eichenbaum bring togetherconverging findings from neuropsychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science that provide thecritical clues and constraints for developing a more comprehensive ...
Neal J. Cohen, 1995
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Memory and Amnesia: An Introduction
(1970). (From Bradshaw and Mattlngly, 1995 Warrington and Weisltrantz (1970) thus proposed a retrieval deficit theory of amnesia, in which the deficit was localized entirely at the output stage. However, the theory failed to provide an ...
Alan J. Parkin, 2013
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After Amnesia: Tradition and Change in Indian Literary Criticism
After Amnesia is an original analysis of literary criticism in India.
G. N. Devy, 1995
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Cultural Amnesia: Notes in the Margin of My Time
James proves himself not only to be in possession of a towering intellect, but a singular ability to communicate his passions’ Observer ‘Witty, insightful and unashamedly erudite, the book is a superb miscellany of 20th-century cultural ...
Clive James, 2008
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Twilight Memories: Marking Time in a Culture of Amnesia
In this new collection of essays on memory and amnesia in the postmodern world, cultural critic Andreas Huyssen considers how nationalism, literature, art, politics, and the media are obsessed with the past.
Andreas Huyssen, 2012
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Against Amnesia: Contemporary Women Writers and the Crises ...
"An important study in American literature."--
Nancy J. Peterson, 2001
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Hip Hop's Amnesia: From Blues and the Black Women's Club ...
In Hip Hop's Amnesia award-winning author, spoken-word artist, and multi-instrumentalist Reiland Rabaka answers these questions by rescuing and reclaiming the often-overlooked early twentieth century origins and evolution of rap music and ...
Reiland Rabaka, 2012
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Amnesia Moon
In Jonathan Lethem's wryly funny second novel, we meet a young man named Chaos, who's living in a movie theater in post-apocalyptic Wyoming, drinking alcohol, and eating food out of cans.
Jonathan Lethem, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AMNESIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term amnesia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Digital amnesia: how the internet is ruining your memory
Digital amnesia: how the internet is ruining your memory ... them stored somewhere or can look them up online later – a sort of digital amnesia. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Is Google causing people to suffer from 'digital amnesia'?
The reliance on Google and other search engines to recall information is leading people to suffer from 'Digital Amnesia' as people now depend ... «The Drum, Jul 15»
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Study: Mobile Device Proliferation Is Causing Digital Amnesia
A study carried out by Kaspersky Lab and Opinion Matters shows what we all kind of knew by now, that the spread of mobile and digital storage ... «Softpedia News, Jul 15»
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Mystery woman with amnesia finds family
This undated image provided by Interpol shows an unidentified woman in the hospital after being found in Carlsbad, Calif. Authorities are trying ... «WDTN, Jul 15»
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California cancer patient with amnesia identified by family
The TV station, which originally broke the story about a California cancer patient with amnesia, said the two siblings then spoke by telephone. «Bangor Daily News, Jul 15»
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Mystery Solved: Woman With Amnesia and Battling Cancer Has …
A woman with amnesia and battling cancer who was found wandering in southern California has finally learned who she is after she and ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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After gay marriage, expect conservative amnesia
He dubbed it “social amnesia.” Others since then have also noted the tendency of groups to collectively repress history, usually because ... «Religion News Service, Jul 15»
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Our smartphones are giving us 'digital amnesia,' researchers warn …
Researchers have concluded that people are suffering from “digital amnesia,” the tendency to forget information because they trust their ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
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Do You Suffer From Digital Amnesia? Kaspersky Thinks You Might
Well, this phenomenon has been described as "digital amnesia" by Kaspersky Lab. The software security company has recently commissioned ... «Lifehacker UK, Jul 15»
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Amnesia Mystery Woman Finds Out Who She Is
A gravely-ill woman with amnesia who feared she would die not knowing who she was has been identified after an appeal was seen by ... «Pirate FM, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Amnesia [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/amnesia>. Jan 2020 ».
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