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  1. forgettingnoun

    The mental act by which something is forgotten.

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  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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  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. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting:

    The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.

  2. William C. Hunter:

    It's too much to ask one to love his enemy. Let's compromise on forgetting him.

  3. Michelle Noehren:

    In my opinion, this trend away from nurseries is extremely disturbing and is doing a huge disservice to women, it's like we're forgetting that women's bodies experience so much during birth. God forbid we need a little rest to recuperate. There is nothing, I repeat nothing, wrong with asking for your baby to be taken to the nursery so that you can rest while you're still in the hospital. Moms should not be shamed or judged for expressing their needs.

  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. David Gaud:

    But they would need to balance what they are giving away to the major shareholders, founders and promoters, by not forgetting about the minority shareholders.

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