reminiscence


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rem·i·nis·cence

 (rĕm′ə-nĭs′əns)
n.
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.

reminiscence

(ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsəns)
n
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)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"

reminiscence

noun
1. An act or instance of remembering:
2. The power of retaining and recalling past experience:
3. A narrative of experiences undergone by the writer.Often used in plural:
commentary (often used in plural), memoir.
Translations

reminiscence

[ˌremɪˈnɪsəns] N (= act) → reminiscencia f; (= individual recollection) → recuerdo m

reminiscence

n (= action)Zurückgehen nt(of zu); (= thought)Reminiszenz f, → Erinnerung f (→ of an +acc)

reminiscence

[ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsns] n (usu pl) → reminiscenza
References in classic literature ?
It contained a contribution to their board in the shape of a silver spoon and battered silver mug, which Jessie chose to facetiously consider as an affecting reminiscence of the youthful Kearney's christening days--which it probably was.
How now in the contemplative evening of his days, the pious Bildad reconciled these things in the reminiscence, I do not know; but it did not seem to concern him much, and very probably he had long since come to the sage and sensible conclusion that a man's religion is one thing, and this practical world quite another.
Visit the Navy Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts--a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniment, though it may be,
No doubt they were elevated for a moment as by the reminiscence of a previous state of existence, when even they were foresters and outlaws.
He tucked the lap robe round us, too," continued Emma Jane, in an ecstasy of reminiscence.
The evening arrival at the great town of--scattered these thoughts; night gave them quite another turn: laid down on my traveller's bed, I left reminiscence for anticipation.
Hock is full of fancy, and all wines are by their very nature full of reminiscence, the golden tears and red blood of summers that are gone.
And mind, Agatha Wylie," she continued, as if goaded by some unbearable reminiscence, "if you are really going, I don't care whether we part friends or not.
The notion had no ground in sense; it was probably no more than a reminiscence of similar calamities in childhood, for his father's room had always been the chamber of inquisition and the scene of punishment; but it stuck so rigorously in his mind that he must instantly approach the door and prove its untruth.
The poor fellow really felt sad when--melancholy reminiscence of his youth
He talked to me of London in a tone of half-painful reminiscence, asking all kinds of questions about changes that had taken place.
Nay, further, have you never endeavored to recall the time, place, and circumstances of your former intercourse, and failing in this attempt, have almost believed that your spirits must have held converse with each other in some state of being anterior to the present, and that you are only now occupied in a reminiscence of the past?