from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Loss of memory; forgetfulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, loss of memory; specifically, a morbid condition in which the patient is unable to recall a word that is wanted, or, perhaps, understand it when spoken: a common form of aphasia (which see).
- n. [capitalized] In zoöl., a genus of coleopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. partial or total loss of memory
Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness, probably from amnēstiā, from amnēstos, not remembered : a-, not; see a-1 + mimnēskein, mnē-, to remember; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From modified Latin amnesia, from Ancient Greek ἀμνησία (amnēsia, "forgetfulness"). (Wiktionary)