from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Psychology A recalling to memory; recollection.
- n. Medicine The complete history recalled and recounted by a patient.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The ability to recall past events; recollection.
- n. The medical history of a patient.
- n. The mention of the past; quotation of exemplary authors from memory to establish one's authority.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A recalling to mind; recollection.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In psychology, the act or process of reproduction in memory; reminiscence.
- n. In rhetoric, a figure which consists in calling to remembrance something overlooked.
- n. In Platonic philosophy, the vague recollection of a state of existence preceding the present life. Is. Taylor.
- n. ln medicine, the account given by a patient or his friends of the history of his case up to the time when he is placed under the care of a physician.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
- n. the ability to recall past occurrences
Greek anamnēsis, from anamimnēskein, anamnē-, to remind : ana-, ana- + mimnēskein, to recall; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)