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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A literary or cinematic device in which the chronological sequence of events is interrupted by the interjection of a future event.
  • n. The episode or scene depicted by means of this device.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

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