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dé·jà vu

 (dā′zhä vo͞o′)
n.
1. Psychology The illusion of having already experienced something actually being experienced for the first time.
2.
a. An impression of having seen or experienced something before: Old-timers watched the stock-market crash with a distinct sense of déjà vu.
b. Dull familiarity; monotony: the déjà vu of the tabloid headlines.

[French déjà-vu : déjà, already (from Old French des ja, from now on, from des, from + ja, now + from Latin iam) + vu, seen (from Old French veu, from Vulgar Latin vidūtus, alteration of vīsus, past participle of vidēre, to see; see weid- in Indo-European roots).]

déjà vu

(ˈdeɪʒæ ˈvuː; French deʒa vy)
n
(Psychology) the experience of perceiving a new situation as if it had occurred before. It is sometimes associated with exhaustion or certain types of mental disorder
[from French, literally: already seen]

déjà vu

Psychology. the illusion of having previously experienced something actually being encountered for the first time.
See also: Memory

déja vu

A French phrase meaning already seen, used to mean the feeling that you have already experienced something that is happening now.

deja vu

The sensation of repeating a previous experience (French for “already seen”).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deja vu - the experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before
reminder - an experience that causes you to remember something
Translations
Déjà-vu
déjà-vu
既視感

déjà vu

[deɪʒɑːˈvuː] Ndéjà vu m

déjà vu

[ˌdeɪʒɑːˈvuː] n
to have a sense of déjà vu, to have a feeling of déjà vu → avoir une impression de déjà-vu

déjà vu

nDéjà-vu-Erlebnis nt; a feeling or sense of déjà vudas Gefühl, das schon einmal gesehen zu haben

déjà vu

[ˌdeɪʒɑːˈvuː] ndéjà vu m inv
a feeling or sense of déjà vu → una sensazione di déjà vu

déjà vu

n. Fr. déjà vu, impresión ilusoria de haber experimentado antes una situación que es totalmente nueva.

déjà vu

n déjà vu m, ya visto, sentimiento fuerte pero falso de haber vivido anteriormente una nueva situación
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