Reminiscence meaning

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The act or process of recollecting past experiences or events.
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An experience or event recollected.
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An event that brings to mind a similar, former event.
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The act of remembering or recollecting past experiences.
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A narration of past experiences.
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A memory or recollection.
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An account, written or spoken, of remembered experiences.
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Something that suggests or recalls something else; reminder.
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An act of remembering long-past experiences, often fondly.
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A mental image thus remembered.
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The definition of a reminiscence is a memory, or a story about past events, or something that brings to mind another thing.

When you tell or think back on a story about your childhood, this is an example of a reminiscence.

When the works of a new artist resemble or bring to mind the works of an existing artist, this is an example of reminiscence.

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Origin of reminiscence

  • From Late Latin reminÄ«scentiae (“remembrances"), from Latin reminÄ«scÄ“ns, present active participle of reminÄ«scor (“remember"); see reminiscent.

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