What does recollection mean?

Definitions for recollectionˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recollection.

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. 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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carl Levin:

    Let me refresh your recollection.

  2. Jean Paul Friedrich Richter:

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

  3. Cicero:

    Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

  4. President Trump:

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

  5. George Bernard Shaw:

    We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

Images & Illustrations of recollection

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