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Meaning of nostalgia

nos•tal•gia

Pronunciation: (no-stal'ju, -jē-u, nu-), [key]
— n.
  1. a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one's life, to one's home or homeland, or to one's family and friends; a sentimental yearning for the happiness of a former place or time: a nostalgia for his college days.
  2. something that elicits or displays nostalgia.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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