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

  • adj. Having the quality of or containing reminiscence.
  • adj. Inclined to engage in reminiscence.
  • adj. Tending to recall or suggest something in the past: an evening reminiscent of happier times.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to reminiscence
  • adj. suggestive of an earlier event or times
  • adj. tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
  • n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.
  • n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the faculty of memory; calling to mind; remembering; also, inclined to recall the past; habitually dwelling on the past.
  • n. One who calls to mind and records past events.

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

  • adj. serving to bring to mind

Etymologies

Latin reminīscēns, reminīscent-, present participle of reminīscī, to recollect; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor ("remember"), from re- ("again") + min-, base of me-min-isse ("to remember, think over"), akin to mens ("mind"); see mental, mind, etc. Reminiscent is not connected with remember. (Wiktionary)

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