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re-collection

[ree-kuh-lek-shuh n] /ˌri kəˈlɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; re- + collection

recollection

[rek-uh-lek-shuh n] /ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance.
2.
something that is recollected:
recollections of one's childhood.
Origin
1635-45; < French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiōn- (stem of recollēctiō), equivalent to recollēct(us) (see recollect) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
misrecollection, noun
nonrecollection, noun
self-recollection, noun
Synonyms
1. recall. 1, 2. memory. 2. memoir.
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Examples for recollection
  • All theories of memory acknowledge that remembering requires two cooperating processes: familiarity and recollection.
  • He became one by the time he wrote this recollection of some of his friends.
  • No one to my recollection was ever late to one of these meeting.
  • He also thought that instruction and contact with the world were only necessary for our recollection of this knowledge.
  • Both these soldiers had no recollection of the events.
  • The recollection of many fabulous occasions you provided under your leadership will be cherished forever.
  • My recollection of inflation rates would suggest that the graph simply reflects inflation expectations.
  • One recollection remains clear and pleasant, however.
British Dictionary definitions for recollection

recollection

/ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
2.
something remembered; a memory
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