reminiscent

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor (remember), from re- (again) + min-, base of me-min-isse (to remember, think over), akin to mens (mind); see mental, mind, etc. Reminiscent is not connected with remember.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛməˈnɪsnt/

AdjectiveEdit

reminiscent (comparative more reminiscent, superlative most reminiscent)

  1. of, or relating to reminiscence
  2. suggestive of an earlier event or times
  3. tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4-5
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  4. Remembering; undergoing reminiscence.
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      Some other state of existence, of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.

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reminiscent (plural reminiscents)

  1. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 08:22