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  1. forgetting(Noun)

    The mental act by which something is forgotten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetting

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  1. Forgetting

    Forgetting refers to apparent loss of information already encoded and stored in an individual's long term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage. Problems with remembering, learning and retaining new information are a few of the most common complaints of older adults. Memory performance is usually related to the active functioning of three stages. These three stages are encoding, storage and retrieval. Many different factors influence the actual process of forgetting. An example of one of these factors could be the amount of time the new information is stored in the memory. Events involved with forgetting can happen either before or after the actual memory process. The amount of time the information is stored in the memory, depending on the minutes hours or even days, can increase or decrease depending on how well the information is encoded. Studies show that retention improves the increased rehearsal. This improvement occurs because rehearsal helps to transfer information into long term memory. - practice makes perfect. It is subject to delicately balanced optimization that ensures that relevant memories are recalled. Forgetting can be reduced by repetition and/or more elaborate cognitive processing of information. Emotional states are just one of the many factors that have been found to effect this process of forgetting. As a disorder or in more severe cases this may be described as amnesia.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetting in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of forgetting in a Sentence

  1. Luke Donald:

    I think I spent so much time and effort trying to implement what Chuck Cook wanted me to do that I got a little bit away from some of my strengths, i was concentrating on improving my weaknesses and forgetting a little bit about my strengths. For me, consistency is being able to scramble for par when I need to and grind out a round when I'm not at my best.

  2. Activist Kassem Eid:

    That's absolutely not fair. They're looking at the side effects and forgetting about the cancer. The cancer is the Assad regime.

  3. Neville Kiser:

    I actually liked it, but the Sundance context is weird. There were so many people in the audience scoffing and sneering. They are forgetting they are watching a movie targeted primarily to teenage boys. I’m sure those 15-year-old boys, and hopefully girls, will like it too.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Life is a game and people love games. But games need rules. Most children’s plays or guileless entertaining assume rules. Without rules we cannot play and without play we cannot enjoy life. ("When forgetting the rules of the game" )

  5. Dean Koontz:

    Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.

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