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English noun: confabulation

1. confabulation (communication) an informal conversation

Synonymschat, confab, schmoose, schmooze

Broader (hypernym)conversation

Narrower (hyponym)causerie, chin wag, chin wagging, chin-wag, chin-wagging, chit chat, chit-chat, chitchat, gab, gabfest, gossip, small talk, tittle-tattle

2. confabulation (cognition) (psychiatry) a plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered

Broader (hypernym)memory

Domain categorypsychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology

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