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From Late Latin reminīscentiae (remembrances), from Latin reminīscēns, present active participle of reminīscor (remember); see reminiscent.

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reminiscence (countable and uncountable, plural reminiscences)

  1. An act of remembering long-past experiences, often fondly.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      Here was my chance. I took the old man aside, and two or three glasses of Old Crow launched him into reminiscence.
  2. A mental image thus remembered.

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