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déjà vu

 [da´zhah voo´] (Fr.)
an illusion that a new situation is a repetition of a previous experience.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

dé·jà vu

(dā-zhah' vū'),
Feeling of having been in a place before. See: déjà vu phenomenon.
See: phenomenon.
[Fr. already seen]
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déjà vu

(dā′zhä vo͞o′)
n.
Psychology The illusion of having already experienced something actually being experienced for the first time.
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dé·jà vu

(dā-zhah' vū)
The perception that one has previously experienced a new experience.
See also: jamais vu
[Fr. already seen]
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déjà vu

The sudden mistaken conviction that a current experience has happened before. There is a compelling sense of familiarity and often a persuasion, almost always immediately disappointed, that one knows what is round the next corner.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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