What does forgetting mean?

Definitions for forgetting
for·get·ting

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word forgetting.

Wiktionary

  1. forgetting(Noun)

    The mental act by which something is forgotten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetting

    of Forget

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce forgetting?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say forgetting in sign language?

  1. forgetting

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Forgetting is a blessing; remembering is a blessing! We are lucky that we can forget; we are lucky that we can remember!

  2. Charles Baudelaire:

    We are weighed down, every moment, by the conception and the sensation of Time. And there are but two means of escaping and forgetting this nightmare: pleasure and work. Pleasure consumes us. Work strengthens us. Let us choose.

  3. Alfred Brophy:

    Removing these statues facilitates people forgetting about the bad old days, we have this idea that it is all about morals, but you have to contextualize these issues.

  4. Jordan Spieth:

    I forget how I felt the back nine of Chambers. British is still fresh, engagement is still fresh. I’ll probably at some point end up forgetting (nerves) at the British, but I won’t probably forget the engagement.

  5. President Barack Obama:

    She was even asked to double-check the computer's math on John Glenn's orbit around the earth. So if you think your job is pressure-packed, hers meant that forgetting to carry the one might send somebody floating off into the solar system.

Images & Illustrations of forgetting

  1. forgettingforgettingforgettingforgettingforgetting

Popularity rank by frequency of use

forgetting#10000#20247#100000

Translations for forgetting

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for forgetting »

Translation

Find a translation for the forgetting definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these forgetting definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "forgetting." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 23 Jan. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/forgetting>.

    Are we missing a good definition for forgetting? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    of all varieties or forms or kinds
    • A. incumbent
    • B. proprietary
    • C. omnifarious
    • D. appellative

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for forgetting:


    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.