flashback

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

flash +‎ back

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈflæʃbæk/
  • Hyphenation: flash‧back

NounEdit

flashback (plural flashbacks)

  1. (authorship) A dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative.
    Synonym: analepsis
  2. (psychology) A vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs.
    Coordinate term: reminiscence
  3. A similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug.
    • 1998, Joel and Ethan Coen, The Big Lebowski:
      Maude Lebowski: What do you do for recreation? / The Dude: Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.
  4. The condition of the flame propagating down the hose of an oxy-fuel welding system.
  5. (databases) A query that operates against data from an earlier time, before it was changed.
    • 2004, Kevin Loney, Oracle Database 10g The Complete Reference (page 497)
      As noted, that method provides limited support for multi-table flashbacks.
    • 2004, Gavin J. T. Powell, Carol McCullough-Dieter, Oracle SQL: Jumpstart with Examples (page xxv)
      [] less used and specialized types of queries, including composite queries, hierarchical queries, version flashbacks, and parallel queries.

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DescendantsEdit

  • German: Flashback
  • Spanish: flashback
  • Norwegian: flashback
  • Portuguese: flashback

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VerbEdit

flashback (third-person singular simple present flashbacks, present participle flashbacking, simple past and past participle flashbacked)

  1. (intransitive) To undergo a flashback; to experience a vivid mental image from the past.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English flashback.

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: flash‧back

NounEdit

flashback m (plural flashbacks, diminutive flashbackje n)

  1. flashback

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English flashback.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

flashback m (plural flashbacks)

  1. (narratology) flashback (earlier event inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English flashback.

NounEdit

flashback m (plural flashbacks)

  1. flashback