- Amnesia is defined as when a person conveniently pretends to not remember something since recalling it only works against them in some manner.
When a teenager tells their parents they will clean up their room, and when called on not doing it they claim to not remember having said such a thing, it is an example of amnesia.
- The definition of amnesia is a medical condition when a person loses his entire memory or part of his memory; it is often caused by being extremely sick or having a brain injury.
An example of amnesia is when a person is in a car accident where they injured their head, and when they wake up at the hospital they can’t remember who they are or anything about their life.
Origin of amnesiaModern Latin ; from Classical Greek amn?sia, forgetfulness ; from a-, not + mnasthai, to remember ; from Indo-European base an unverified form men-, an unverified form mn?-, to think, be alert from source man, Classical Latin mens, mind
Origin of amnesiaGreek amn&emacron;sia, forgetfulness, probably alteration of amn&emacron;stia, from amn&emacron;stos, not remembered : a-, not; see a–1 + mimn&emacron;skein, mn&emacron;-, to remember; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
- am·ne′si·ac′ , am·ne′sic
From modified Latin amnesia, from Ancient Greek ἀμνησία (amnēsia, “forgetfulness”).