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English noun: flashback

1. flashback (communication) a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story


Broader (hypernym)transition


Domain categoryliterature


Antonymsflash-forward

2. flashback (event) an unexpected but vivid recurrence of a past experience (especially a recurrence of the effects of an hallucinogenic drug taken much earlier)


Broader (hypernym)recurrence, return









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