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 for reminiscence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reminiscence \Rem`i*nis"cence\ (r?m`?-n?s"sens), n. [F.
     r['e]miniscence, L. reminiscentia.]
     1. The act or power of recalling past experience; the state
        of being reminiscent; remembrance; memory.
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              The other part of memory, called reminiscence, which
              is the retrieving of a thing at present forgot, or
              but confusedly remembered.            --South.
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              I forgive your want of reminiscence, since it is
              long since I saw you.                 --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     2. That which is remembered, or recalled to mind; a statement
        or narration of remembered experience; a recollection; as,
        pleasing or painful reminiscences.
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     Syn: Remembrance; recollection. See Memory.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reminiscence
      n 1: a mental impression retained and recalled from the past
      2: the process of remembering (especially the process of
         recovering information by mental effort); "he has total
         recall of the episode" [syn: recall, recollection,
         reminiscence]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "reminiscence":
     anamnesis, anecdotes, commitment to memory, exercise of memory,
     flashback, hindsight, learning by heart, looking back, memoir,
     memoirs, memories, memorization, memorizing, memory, recall,
     recalling, recollecting, recollection, reconsideration,
     reexperiencing, reflection, reflections, reliving, remembering,
     remembrance, retrospect, retrospection, review, revival, rote,
     rote memory, study, youth
  
  

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