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a. A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
b. The episode or scene depicted by means of this device.
a. Psychiatry A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience: soldiers who had flashbacks of the war.
b. An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
c. A vivid memory that arises spontaneously or is provoked by an experience.
d. An experience that has characteristics of an earlier experience.
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(Film) a transition in a novel, film, etc, to an earlier scene or event
(Film) (intr, adverb) to return in a novel, film, etc, to a past event
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the insertion of an earlier event into the chronological structure of a novel, motion picture, play, etc., or the scene so inserted.
2. Also called flash′back hallucino′sis.Psychiatry. an abnormally vivid, often recurrent recollection of a disturbing past event, sometimes accompanied by hallucinations.
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|Noun||1.||flashback - a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story|
literature - creative writing of recognized artistic value
transition - a passage that connects a topic to one that follows
flash-forward - a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
|2.||flashback - an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)|
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
flashback[ˈflæʃbæk] n → flash-back m, retour m en arrière
a flashback to sth → un retour en arrière sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
flashback[ˈflæʃˌbæk] n (Cine) → flashback m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. retrogresión; retroversión;
retrospección y actualización de imágenes pasadas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
flashbackn flashback m (Ang), reviviscencia, recuerdo vivo hasta con alucinaciones de una experiencia traumática en el pasado; (due to drugs) recurrencia de alucinaciones producidas por una droga tomada en el pasado
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.