anamnesis

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Examples (rhetoric)

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From Ancient Greek ἀνάμνησις (anamnēsis, remembrance), from ἀνά (ana, ana-) + μιμνῄσκω (mimnēskō, call to mind).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌænæmˈniːsɪs/

Noun[edit]

anamnesis (countable and uncountable, plural anamneses)

  1. The ability to recall past events; recollection.
  2. (medicine) The medical history of a patient.
  3. (rhetoric) The mention of the past; quotation of exemplary authors from memory to establish one's authority.

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