Flashback definition

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(psychiatry) A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience.

Soldiers who had flashbacks of the war.

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A vivid memory that arises spontaneously or is provoked by an experience.
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An experience that has characteristics of an earlier experience.
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An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
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A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
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The episode or scene depicted by means of this device.
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(psychiatry) A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience.

Soldiers who had flashbacks of the war.

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An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
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A vivid memory that arises spontaneously or is provoked by an experience.
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An experience that has characteristics of an earlier experience.
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A vivid, spontaneous recollection of a past experience, often, specif., of a traumatic experience.
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An interruption in the continuity of a story, play, film, etc. by an episode portraying a chronologically earlier occurrence.
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Such an episode.
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The definition of a flashback is when an earlier moment is portrayed in a story or when a past experience is remembered.

An example of a flashback is suddenly remembering a scene from the war.

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A dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative.
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(psychology) A vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs.
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A similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug.
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The condition of the flame propagating down the hose of an oxy-fuel welding system.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
flashback
Plural:
flashbacks

Origin of flashback