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deja vu

1903, from French déjà vu, literally "already seen." The phenomenon also is known as promnesia. Similar phenomena are déjà entendu "already heard" (of music, etc.), 1965; and déjà lu "already read."

deja vu

n. (alternative spelling of déjà vu English).

deja vu

n. the experience of thinking that a new situation had occurred before

Deja Vu (The Outer Limits)

"Déjà Vu" is an episode of The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 9 July 1999, during the fifth season.

Deja Vu (1988 film)

Déjà Vu is a 1988 Soviet- Polish comedy thriller that takes place in Soviet Odessa in 1925 and spoofs a lot of gangster films.

Déjà Vu (Something for Kate song)

Déjà Vu is a 2003 single by Australian rock group Something for Kate. This was the single to be released from the album The Official Fiction and remains part of the band's live set today. The song was awarded Australian Rolling Stone's Single of the Year in 2003.

Deja Vu (A.B.'s song)

"Deja Vu" is a 1984 song by the Japanese male instrumental group the A.B.'s (actual band name is AB'S), released on the StreetSounds label (reference number XKHAN 503). It first charted on 14 April 1984, and it reached number 80 in the British album charts. It remained on the charts for two weeks.

It was the first track on their first studio album, which was also called "AB'S". In Japan, this song was not released as a single. The other tracks on the album were "Dee-Dee-Phone", "Django", "Fill the Sail", "Asiam Moon", "In the City Night", "Girl" and "Just You".

The members of the band were Fujimaru Yoshino and Makoto Matsushita on vocals and guitars, Yoshihiko Ando on vocals and keyboards, Naoki Watanabe on vocals and bass, and Atsuo Okamoto on vocals, drums, and percussion.

The album was released on vinyl on 21 January 1983, with the identification MOON-28007 1983. It was later released as a CD, on 21 February 2001, with the identification of AMCM-4521 by Warner Music Group.

Déjà Vu (Blue System album)

Déjà Vu is the sixth album of Blue System. Was published in 1991 by BMG Ariola and produced by Dieter Bohlen. The album contains 10 new tracks.

Déjà Vu (Inna song)

"Déjà Vu" is a song by Romanian disc jockey Bob Taylor & Romanian dance/pop vocalist Inna. Released in summer 2009, the single appears on Taylor's sophomore studio album and on Inna's full-length record Hot (2009). The initial version of the song features Romanian singer Alessia. However, Inna recorded her own version.

"Déjà Vu" was a commercial success, reaching the top-twenty in most of the countries it peaked. A music video for the single was shot by Bob Taylor in summer 2009 and premiered mid 2009 on MTV Romania. It presents him mixing in a club. Credited also as 'Inna featuring Bob Taylor' in selected countries, "Déjà Vu" was released internationally as the third single extracted from Inna's debut album. It is featured on the British dance compilation album Clubland 18. The single sold 15,400 registered copies in France as of 2010.

Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)

"Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" is a song by American hip hop duo Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, released in December 1997, as the lead single from their debut album, Make It Reign. The song, produced by production team KNS, was a huge success for Tariq and Gunz, becoming a hit in both the United States and in Canada, peaking at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 and at number six on the Canadian Singles Chart. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on March 31, 1998 for sales of one million copies. However, the duo's success would be short-lived, as they broke up in 1999 without releasing a follow-up album or single.

Three remixes were made for the song. The Frankenstein remix produced by Frank "Frankenstein" Fallico, the Pro Black remix produced by Ayatollah and a Bad Boy remix that was made by Mase, The LOX and Puff Daddy.

The song is built around a sample of Steely Dan's " Black Cow." However, Steely Dan successfully sued the production for copyright infringement, since Black Cow was sampled without first obtaining copyright permission from the songwriters and their publishing company, which led to the great majority of the money generated from Deja Vu being forfeited back to Steely Dan.

The song Daydreamin' by Tatyana Ali released later in 1998 used the same Black Cow sample and featured both Tariq and Gunz. Gunz even mentions hearing Black Cow and being inspired to rap to the beat.

Déjà Vu (3OH!3 song)

"Déjà Vu" is a song by Coloradan electronic music duo 3OH!3, it was released as the second digital single in the countdown to their third studio album Streets of Gold.

Déjà Vu (1997 film)

Déjà Vu is a 1997 American dramatic romance film directed by Henry Jaglom. It stars Stephen Dillane, Victoria Foyt, and Vanessa Redgrave. It premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on 25 October 1997 and was released theatrically on 22 April 1998.

Déjà Vu (play)

Déjà Vu (play) may refer to:

  • Déjàvu, the last play by John Osborne
  • Déjà Vu a radio play by Alexis Zegerman, directed by Lu Kemp
Déjà Vu (1985 film)

Déjà Vu is a motion picture released in 1985, produced by Cannon Films. The film, an adaptation of the novel Always, by Trevor Meldal-Johnsen, is a reincarnation love story, directed by Anthony B. Richmond, and written by Richmond, Ezra D. Rappaport, and Arnold Anthony Schmidt. The film stars Jaclyn Smith, Claire Bloom, Nigel Terry and Shelley Winters.

Déjà Vu (EP)

Deja Vu is South Korean boy band SS501's third mini-album. It was released on March 13, 2008, three years after their second mini album. During those three years, they released their first studio album, S.T 01 Now in 2006, and had been busy focusing with Japanese activities. Therefore, this album marked their comeback in Korea.

The album contains three dance tracks, in which the lead title track, "Deja Vu" was promoted first. They, then, began to promote their second single, "A Song Calling for You" after a while. They performed their Goodbye Stage on Music Bank in June 2008, to return to Japanese activities.

Déjà Vu (software)

Déjà Vu is a computer-assisted translation tool with its own program interface. It facilitates database-supported translation.

Development and marketing of this translation environment tool (TEnT) is handled by Atril, which has its international headquarters in Paris, France.

The latest major release of the software is Déjà Vu X3, released in February, 2014, with Déjà Vu X3 9.0.706 being the most recent point release, released in May 2014.

Déjà Vu (radio personality)

Déjà Vu is a radio personality and motivational speaker born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a co-host of "The Quake's House Afternoon Show” for 107.5 WBLS radio station.

Deja Vu (TV series)

Deja Vu is a 2013 Taiwanese romance drama series created by Sanlih. Starring Yao Yuan Hao, Mandy Wei as the main lead, with Wang Si Ping and Yang Zhen as the second leads. The Chinese title of the drama literally translate to "Return to past love". Filming began on October 12, 2013 and ended on March 8, 2014. First episode began airing on Sanlih's TTV channel on November 3, 2013, taking over previous drama Love Around's time slot. Final episode aired on March 30, 2014 with 22 episodes total.

Déjà Vu (2015 film)

Déjà Vu is a 2015 Chinese comedy film directed by Huang Wei. It was released on January 23, 2015.

Déjà Vu (Giorgio Moroder song)

"Déjà Vu" is a song by Italian disc jockey producer Giorgio Moroder, featuring vocals from Australian singer Sia. The song is the third single on Moroder's 2015 album, Déjà Vu. It was released on April 17, 2015, as a digital download via iTunes.

Déjà Vu (Giorgio Moroder album)

Déjà Vu is a studio album by Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder, his first album, after a 23-years hiatus, since Forever Dancing (1992). It was released on 12 June 2015, and features collaborations with: Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Kelis, Sia, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko, Foxes and Matthew Koma, among others. On 20 January 2015, the collaboration with Kylie Minogue, " Right Here, Right Now", was officially released, along with a video teaser.

Deja Vu (Sonamoo EP)

Deja Vu is the debut extended play (EP) by South Korean girl group Sonamoo. The album was released digitally and physically on December 29, 2014. The album contains six tracks with the lead single, "Deja Vu".

Usage examples of "deja vu".

Some days the sense of deja vu returned as palpably as an itch, such that every single event of that day felt like something that had happened before.

The guard directed her down a ramp (deja vu) and into an open room waiting below (deja vu).