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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
1635-1645
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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Word Origin and History for self-recollection

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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