What does forgetting mean?

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  1. forgetting(Noun)

    The mental act by which something is forgotten.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetting

    of Forget


  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
    US English

How to say forgetting in sign language?

  1. forgetting


  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. Dasha Fincher:

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

  2. Belinda Kennedy:

    When we start trying to rewrite our history, we are forgetting our history.

  3. William C. Hunter:

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

  4. Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting:

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

  5. Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco:

    Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.

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