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Meaning of RECOLLECTION

Pronunciation:  `reku'lekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
  2. [n]  the ability to recall past occurrences
  3. [n]  something recalled to the mind
 

RECOLLECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: anamnesis, recall, remembrance, reminiscence
 
 See Also: memory, mind, reconstruction, regurgitation, remembering, retention, retentiveness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rec`ol*lec"tion\ (r?k`?l*l?k"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
r['e]collection.]
1. 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.

2. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period
   within which things can be recollected; remembrance;
   memory; as, an event within my recollection.

3. That which is recollected; something called to mind;
   reminiscence. ``One of his earliest recollections.''
   --Macaulay.

4. The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the
   mind; concentration; self-control. [Archaic]

         From such an education Charles contracted habits of
         gravity and recollection.             --Robertson.

Syn: Reminiscence; remembrance. See {Memory}.

 

 

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