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Flashback

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Noun

1. flashback

a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story

2. flashback

an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)

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Flashback

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noun
1. 
a transition in a novel, film, etc, to an earlier scene or event
verb flash back
2. (intr, adverb)
to return in a novel, film, etc, to a past event

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Flashback

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noun
1. 
an interruption in the continuity of a story, play, film, etc. by the narration or portrayal of some earlier episode
2. 
such an episode
3. 
a vivid, spontaneous recollection of a past experience

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Flashback

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n.
1.
a. A literary or cinematic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological order of a narrative.
b. The episode or scene depicted by means of this device.
2.
a. Psychiatry A recurring, intensely vivid mental image of a past traumatic experience: soldiers who had flashbacks of the war.
b. An unexpected recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug long after its original use.
c. A vivid memory that arises spontaneously or is provoked by an experience.
d. An experience that has characteristics of an earlier experience.

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