reminiscence


rem·i·nis·cence

noun \-ˈni-sən(t)s\

: a story that someone tells about something that happened in the past

: the act of remembering or telling about past experiences

Full Definition of REMINISCENCE

1
:  apprehension of a Platonic idea as if it had been known in a previous existence
2
a :  recall to mind of a long-forgotten experience or fact
b :  the process or practice of thinking or telling about past experiences
3
a :  a remembered experience
b :  an account of a memorable experience —often used in plural
4
:  something so like another as to be regarded as an unconscious repetition, imitation, or survival

Examples of REMINISCENCE

  1. <his reminiscences about the war were painful to hear>
  2. <we wondered whether she could trust her reminiscence of events that happened so long ago>

First Known Use of REMINISCENCE

1589

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