reminiscent

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor (remember), from re- (again) + min-, base of me-min-isse (to remember, think over), akin to mens (mind); see mental, mind, etc.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛməˈnɪsnt/
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Adjective[edit]

reminiscent (comparative more reminiscent, superlative most reminiscent)

  1. of, or relating to reminiscence
  2. suggestive of an earlier event or times
  3. tending to bring some memory etc. to mind (followed by of)
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 4-5:
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  4. Remembering; undergoing reminiscence.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir W. Hamilton and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Some other state of existence, of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.

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Noun[edit]

reminiscent (plural reminiscents)

  1. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

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Verb[edit]

reminīscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of reminīscō