forget and forgetting

   To lose memory. Forgetting (like remembering) is key to the incubation (Getzel's third) stage in the creative process. At this stage, the artist must mull over the problem in a sort of chaos of ideas and knowledge (remembering), letting go of certainties (forgetting), as the artist engages the intuitive, non-sequential, or global thinking at the core of creativity.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Forgetting — Forget For*get , v. t. [imp. {Forgot}({Forgat}, Obs.); p. p. {Forgotten}, {Forgot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forgetting}.] [OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for + gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Forget — For*get , v. t. [imp. {Forgot}({Forgat}, Obs.); p. p. {Forgotten}, {Forgot}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forgetting}.] [OE. forgeten, foryeten, AS. forgietan, forgitan; pref. for + gietan, gitan (only in comp.), to get; cf. D. vergeten, G. vergessen, Sw. f[ …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forget yourself — phrase to behave in a way that is silly or embarrassing I’m so sorry, I was forgetting myself. Thesaurus: to behave in a silly waysynonym Main entry: forget * * * forget yourself : to lose control of your emotions because of anger …   Useful english dictionary

  • forget — has the inflected form forgetting and the derivative form forgettable, both with tt …   Modern English usage

  • forget — for|get W1S1 [fəˈget US fər ] v, v past tense forgot [ ˈgɔt US ˈga:t] past participle forgotten [ ˈgɔtn US ˈga:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(facts/information)¦ 2¦(something you must do)¦ 3¦(leave something somewhere)¦ 4¦(stop thinking about)¦ 5¦(not care… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • forget — past tense forgot past participle forgotten verb 1 FACTS/INFORMATION (I, T) to be unable to remember facts, information, or something that happened in the past: I m sorry, I ve forgotten your name. (+ (that)): Don t forget that it s Sarah s… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • forget — [[t]fə(r)ge̱t[/t]] ♦♦ forgets, forgetting, forgot, forgotten 1) VERB If you forget something or forget how to do something, you cannot think of it or think how to do it, although you knew it or knew how to do it in the past. [V n] Sometimes I… …   English dictionary

  • forget */*/*/ — UK [fə(r)ˈɡet] / US [fərˈɡet] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms forget : present tense I/you/we/they forget he/she/it forgets present participle forgetting past tense forgot UK [fə(r)ˈɡɒt] / US [fərˈɡɑt] past participle forgotten UK… …   English dictionary

  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall — Infobox Film name = Forgetting Sarah Marshall caption = Theatrical poster director = Nicholas Stoller producer = Judd Apatow Shauna Robertson Rodney Rothman writer = Jason Segel starring = Jason Segel Kristen Bell Mila Kunis Russell Brand Bill… …   Wikipedia

  • forget — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, quite (esp. BrE), totally ▪ I completely forgot you were coming today. ▪ clean (old fashioned, informal) ▪ …   Collocations dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.