Definition of Recollection

1. Noun. The ability to recall past occurrences.




2. Noun. The process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort). "He has total recall of the episode"

3. Noun. Something recalled to the mind.
Generic synonyms: Memory

Definition of Recollection

1. n. 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.

Definition of Recollection

1. 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. ¹

2. Noun. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance ¹

3. Noun. That which is recollected; something called to mind; a reminiscence. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) (also spelled re-collection) The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control. ¹

5. Noun. Process of collecting again. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Recollection

1. collection [n -S] - See also: collection

Medical Definition of Recollection

1. In renal physiology, a technique in which a known fluid is infused into a renal tubule lumen at one point and collected for analysis by a second micropipette further downstream. Origin: re-+ L. Collectus, pp. Of colligo, to collect (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Recollection

recoinages
recoined
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recoinings
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recollapse
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recollar
recollared
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recollection (current term)
recollections
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recollimated
recollimation
recollimations
recollision
recollisions

Literary usage of Recollection

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1. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"Whether accuracy of observation and of recollection differs at different ... See also The Accuracy of recollection and Observation, FE Bolton, PSYCHOL. ..."

2. Select Cases on the Law of Evidence by John Henry Wigmore (1913)
"In both cases the oath of the witness is the primary, substantive evidence relied upon; in the former the oath being grounded on actual recollection, ..."

3. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... contemporary: we muft allow him the preference, on recollection, that when he writes on commerce he ..."

4. Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Hugh Thomson (1891)
"I seed it myself,' and he shuddered at the recollection. ' The Captain was a-reading some new book as he was deep in, a-waiting for the down train ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"recollection wholly to that single fact, professing a want of recollection of all the facts and circumstances attending it. An inexperienced witness, whose ..."

6. The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Containing His Correspondence, and His by Alexander Hamilton (1850)
"'Tis only for me to mingle my tears with theirs, embittered by recollection that in mourning the loss of the " MAN OF THE AGE," I equally mourn that of the ..."

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