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Noun: flashback  'flash,bak
  1. (literature) a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
     
  2. An unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)
Verb: flash back  flash bak
  1. Return in time
    - cut back

Derived forms: flashes back, flashbacks, flashed back, flashing back

See also: flash

Type of: recurrence, reoccurrence, return, transition

Antonym: flash-forward

Encyclopedia: Flashback

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