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Definition of "anamnesis" []

  • Psychology A recalling to memory; recollection. (noun)
  • Medicine The complete history recalled and recounted by a patient. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "anamnesis" in a sentence
  • "Plato wrote that humanity could only know the 'real' world in the form of memories; by what he termed anamnesis, meaning the recovery of buried memories, both individual and collective."
  • "The word anamnesis, then, gives us almost everything we need to know about the significance of this section to the book as a whole, to the ending, and to the Iron Council itself."
  • "Pumped full of Sodium Pentathol, Dick answered the door to meet a girl from the pharmacy who was delivering his pain medications (if only they delivered now) and, upon seeing her golden fish pendant, experienced what he called 'anamnesis'."