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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deja vu(noun)

    the experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before


  1. deja vu(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: . From déjà, “already”, + vu, “seen”, past participle of voir, “to see”


  1. Déjà vu

    Déjà vu, from French, literally "already seen", is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, whether it has actually happened or not.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Deja Vu

    A subjective feeling that an experience which is occurring for the first time has been experienced before.

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