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1. The act or process of recollecting past experiences or events.
2. An experience or event recollected: "Her mind seemed wholly taken up with reminiscences of past gaiety" (Charlotte Brontë).
3. often reminiscences A narration of past experiences.
4. An event that brings to mind a similar, former event.
1. the act of recalling or narrating past experiences
2. (often plural) some past experience, event, etc, that is recalled or narrated; anecdote
3. an event, phenomenon, or experience that reminds one of something else
4. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Plato) the doctrine that perception and recognition of particulars is possible because the mind has seen the universal forms of all things in a previous disembodied existence
5. (Psychology) psychol the ability to perform a task better when tested some time after the task has been learnt than when tested immediately after learning it
rem•i•nis•cence(ˌrɛm əˈnɪs əns)
1. the act or process of recalling the past.
2. a mental impression retained and revived.
3. Often, reminiscences. a recollection narrated.
4. something that recalls something else.
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|Noun||1.||reminiscence - a mental impression retained and recalled from the past|
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"
|2.||reminiscence - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"|
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
mind - recall or remembrance; "it came to mind"
reconstructive memory, reconstruction - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
reproductive memory, reproduction - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
regurgitation - recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"