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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. 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.

  2. Dasha Fincher:

    What I was most scared of was my granddaughter forgetting who I was.

  3. 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.

  4. Kyle Simon:

    What some public health officials and medical experts seem to be forgetting is that, while it's critical that patients 65 and up get the vaccine as soon as possible... giving home care workers access to the vaccines gives these vulnerable patients a layer of protection so that clinicians and caregivers are not coming into their homes and potentially infecting them.

  5. Jack Kerouac:

    Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child.

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