confabulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin confabulari "to talk together", com- "together" + fabulari "to chat" from fabula "fable, tale"

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kənˌfæbjuˈleɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

confabulation (plural confabulations)

  1. A casual conversation; a chat.
  2. (psychology) A fabricated memory believed to be true.

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