HyperDic: confabulation

English > 2 senses of the word confabulation:
NOUNcommunicationconfabulation, chat, confab, schmooze, schmoosean informal conversation
cognitionconfabulation(psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
confabulation > pronunciation
Soundskahnfae.byahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > confabulation: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn informal conversation.
Synonymschat, confab, schmooze, schmoose
Narrowerchitchat, chit-chat, chit chat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin wag, chin-wag, chin wagging, chin-wagging, causerielight informal conversation for social occasions
BroaderconversationThe use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
Spanishcharla, confabulación, plática
Catalanxerrada
Verbsconfabulatetalk socially without exchanging too much information
confabulatehave a conference in order to talk something over
English > confabulation: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
Categorypsychiatry, psychopathology, psychological medicineThe branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
BroadermemorySomething that is remembered
Verbsconfabulateunconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory

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