Definition of Confabulation

1. Noun. An informal conversation.


2. Noun. (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered.
Generic synonyms: Memory
Category relationships: Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Psychopathology
Derivative terms: Confabulate

Definition of Confabulation

1. n. Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.

Definition of Confabulation

1. Noun. A casual conversation; a chat. ¹

2. Noun. (context: psychology) A fabricated memory believed to be true. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confabulation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Confabulation

1. Fabrication of detailed, plausible experiences and events to cover gaps in memory. May occur as a feature of Wernicke's encephalopathy. (05 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Confabulation

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1. The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de ( Cervantes Saavedra, Henry Edward Watts (1888)
"CHAPTER X. Of the pleasant confabulation which passed between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, his squired BEFORE this Sancho was up again, ..."

2. The Tourist's Guide: Or, Pencillings in England and on the Continent; with by John Henry Sherburne (1847)
"... The Green Sward; Ball; Illumination; Theatre; Jockey Club Dinner; Toasts; Political confabulation on Certain American Statesmen ; Origin of Canterbury ..."

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