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déjà vu

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Pronunciation: /deɪʒɑː ˈvuː
 
, deʒa vy/

Definition of déjà vu in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A feeling of having already experienced the present situation: a feeling of déjà vu to list the opponents of his policies is to invite boredom and a sense of déjà vu
More example sentences
  • Could you explain what happens with temporal lobe epilepsy and why people who have that condition might experience déjà vu more.
  • She also experienced occasional feelings of déjà vu.
  • I feel déjà vu, as this already happened before somewhere.

Origin

early 20th century: French, literally 'already seen'.

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