Definitions for recollectionˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remembrance, recollection, anamnesis(noun)

    the ability to recall past occurrences

  2. recall, recollection, reminiscence(noun)

    the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

    "he has total recall of the episode"

  3. recollection(noun)

    something recalled to the mind


  1. recollection(Noun)

    Process of collecting again.

  2. Origin: Via récollection or the verb recollect, both from recollectus, the past participle of recolligere, itself from re- + colligere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recollection(noun)

    the act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the operation by which objects are recalled to the memory, or ideas revived in the mind; reminiscence; remembrance

  2. Recollection(noun)

    the power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance; memory; as, an event within my recollection

  3. Recollection(noun)

    that which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence

  4. Recollection(noun)

    the act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control


  1. Recall

    Recall in memory refers to the retrieval of events or information from the past. Along with encoding and storage, it is one of the three core processes of memory. There are three main types of recall: free recall, cued recall and serial recall. Psychologists test these forms of recall as a way to study the memory processes of humans and animals. Two main theories of the process of recall are the Two-Stage Theory and the theory of Encoding Specificity.

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