Definition of Deja vu

1. Noun. The experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before.

Generic synonyms: Reminder



Definition of Deja vu

1. Noun. A feeling of having previously experienced something, especially when that is not the case. ¹

2. Noun. Something which one has or suspects to have seen or experienced before, especially when that’s not the case. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Deja vu

1. A subjective feeling that an experience which is occurring for the first time has been experienced before. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deja Vu

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deist
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deistically
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deiterospinal tract
deiters nucleus
deities
deity
deitylike
deixes
deixis
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deja voulu
deja vu (current term)
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dejectly

Literary usage of Deja vu

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1. Popular Science Monthly (1914)
"Closely associated in character with the delusions which have just been described are others which the French call " deja vu" and " deja entendu. ..."

2. Religion and the New Psychology: A Psycho-analytic Study of Religion by Walter Samuel Swisher (1920)
"The so-called "deja vu," or feeling of having seen a certain place or person or ... The new experience stirs an unconscious memory, hence the "deja vu. ..."

3. Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2006)
"A lively place for people of all sexual persuasions to go clubbing is Deja Vu (Calle 2, Av 14 & 16). deja vu is a magnet for gay men and straight party ..."

4. Essays on Strategy edited by Thomas C. Gill (1996)
"ADAM B. SIEGEL and THOMAS J. WILLIAMS IN THE IMMORTAL WORDS OF YOGI BERRA, "IT WAS DEjA VU ALL over again," as President Bush resurrected the Open Skies ..."

5. Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6 by Franki Sibberson, Karen Szymusiak (2003)
"We took a look and realized that the author's subject was the phenomenon of deja vu and that he was deliberately repeating text to give his readers the ..."

6. Consequences of Chinas Military Sales to Iran: Hearing Before the Committee edited by Benjamin A. Gilman (1999)
"This inventory includes bottom mines using influence fuses. See Cordesman, Iran and Iraq, p. 70, and Eisenstadt, "deja vu All Over ..."

7. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang (1897)
"This tale of the deja vu, therefore, leads up to the marvellous narratives of dreams ... If they illustrate the deja vu, they also illustrate the fond ..."

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