Definitions for recollectionˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word recollection
remembrance, recollection, anamnesis(noun)
the ability to recall past occurrences
recall, recollection, reminiscence(noun)
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
"he has total recall of the episode"
something recalled to the mind
Process of collecting again.
Origin: Via récollection or the verb recollect, both from recollectus, the past participle of recolligere, itself from re- + colligere.
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
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
that which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence
the act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control
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.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Let me refresh your recollection.
Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.
Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
I believe as a result of the concussion, he has absolutely no recollection whatsoever of the events.
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Translations for recollection
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- recordCatalan, Valencian
- Rückbesinnung, ErinnerungGerman
- muistaminen, muistikuva, muistelma, muistelu, muistelo, muisto, muisti, muisteleminenFinnish
- cuimhneScottish Gaelic
- emlék, emlékezet, emlékezésHungarian
- 回想, 思い出, 記憶Japanese
- 기억, 회상Korean
- herinnering, herinneren, geheugenDutch
- recordações, memória, recordaçãoPortuguese
- amintire, reamintireRomanian
- сосредото́ченность, воспомина́ние, со́бранностьRussian
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