déjà vu


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déjà vu

The feeling that one has already experienced something that is happening in the present. I've never been to this city before, but I just got the weirdest sense of déjà vu.
See also: déjà

ˌdéjà ˈvu

(from French) the feeling that you have previously experienced something which is happening to you now: I had a strong sense of déjà vu as I walked into the room.
The meaning of the French phrase is ‘already seen’.
See also: déjà