Definitions

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  • n. A feeling of having previously experienced something, especially when that is not the case.

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  • n. the experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before

Etymologies

French. From déjà, “already”, + vu, “seen”, past participle of voir, “to see” (Wiktionary)

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  • Also see déjà vu.

    December 2, 2008

  • Ha! Thought I had.

    November 4, 2008

  • Also see déjà vu.

    November 4, 2008

  • Ha! Thought I had.

    October 25, 2008

  • Also see déjà vu.

    October 25, 2008

  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    noun
    Etymology: French, adjective, literally, already seen
    Date: 1903
    1 a: the illusion of remembering scenes and events when experienced for the first time
    b: a feeling that one has seen or heard something before
    2: something overly or unpleasantly familiar

    January 26, 2008