What does recollection mean?

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ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃənrec·ol·lec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remembrance, recollection, anamnesisnoun

    the ability to recall past occurrences

  2. recall, recollection, reminiscencenoun

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

    "he has total recall of the episode"

  3. recollectionnoun

    something recalled to the mind


  1. recollectionnoun

    Process of collecting again.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recollectionnoun

    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. Recollectionnoun

    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. Recollectionnoun

    that which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence

  4. Recollectionnoun

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

Editors Contribution

  1. recollectionadjective

    To travel back in time is a waste of breath of the white man's air. In the last 24 hours my recollection is Chrystal Clear that my neighbor's are queer.

    For example. I smell dead fish all the time.

    Etymology: HIV positive.

    Submitted by finoanthony55 on August 16, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recollection in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recollection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of recollection in a Sentence

  1. Engineer Brandon Bostian:

    I believe as a result of the concussion, he has absolutely no recollection of the events. I'm told that his memory is likely to return as the concussion symptoms subside.

  2. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

    Recollection is the only paradise from which we cannot be turned out.

  3. President Trump:

    It’s a recollection from some guy three years ago through a third person.

  4. Demosthenes:

    He who receives a favour must retain a recollection of it for all time to come; but he who confers should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid and ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from a reproach.

  5. Prince Andrew:

    I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.

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