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REMINISCENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does reminiscence mean? 

REMINISCENCE (noun)
  The noun REMINISCENCE has 2 senses:

1. a mental impression retained and recalled from the past
2. the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

  Familiarity information: REMINISCENCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMINISCENCE (noun)


Sense 1reminiscence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A mental impression retained and recalled from the past

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("reminiscence" is a kind of...):

memory (something that is remembered)


Sense 2reminiscence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

recollection; reminiscence; recall

Context example:

he has total recall of the episode

Hypernyms ("reminiscence" is a kind of...):

memory; remembering (the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "reminiscence"):

mind (recall or remembrance)

reconstruction; reconstructive memory (recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall)

reproduction; reproductive memory (recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall)

regurgitation (recall after rote memorization)


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