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English definition of “déjà vu”

déjà vu

noun [U] uk   /ˌdeɪ.ʒɑːˈvuː/ us  
the strange feeling that in some way you have experienced already what is happening now: When I met her, I had a strange feeling of déjà vu.disapproving The movie has a strong sense of déjà vu about it (= is similar to other movies and does not contain new ideas).
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