the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.

1590–1600; re- + collection Unabridged


the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance.
something that is recollected: recollections of one's childhood.

1635–45; < French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiōn- (stem of recollēctiō), equivalent to recollēct(us) (see recollect) + -iōn- -ion

misrecollection, noun
nonrecollection, noun
self-recollection, noun

1. recall. 1, 2. memory. 2. memoir. Unabridged
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recollection (ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən)
1.  the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
2.  something remembered; a memory

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Example sentences
These recollections give him a chance to get his licks in.
Some of the recollections are faintly ironic or gloating.
Recollections of older fishers of the local abundance of sharks in the past
  drives the team to search for top predators today.
Even her hairdresser and her executioner published ghostwritten recollections.
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