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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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  • 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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Word Origin and History for recollection
n.

1590s, "a gathering together again," from French récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning "act of recalling to memory" is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.

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