Definitions for flashbackˈflæʃˌbæk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the insertion of an earlier event into the chronological structure of a novel, motion picture, play, etc., or the scene so inserted.
Also called flash′back hallucino′sis.Psychiatry. an abnormally vivid, often recurrent recollection of a disturbing past event, sometimes accompanied by hallucinations.
Origin of flashback:
a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
a dramatic device in which an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronological flow of a narrative
a vivid mental image of a past trauma, especially one that recurs
a similar recurrence of the effects of a hallucinogenic drug
Flashback is a box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra.
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