Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unusual power of recollection.

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  • noun psychology An elevated level of memory recall.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[hyper– + (a)mnesia.]

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From hyper- and the root mnesia relating to memory.

Examples

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  • The condition of having an unusually vivid or precise memory.

    August 29, 2008

  • I remember when whichbe made that comment. He was wearing a blue suit and typing with one hand while holding a cup of echinacea herbal tea in the other. One ant, who gave the alias of 'Joe' but refused to reveal his fixed abode, was crawling up his left leg.

    November 30, 2008

  • Since Jeopardy! is his ecclesia

    To live all alone is just easier.

    A partner distracts

    From gathering facts,

    The food of his mad hypermnesia.

    January 23, 2016