Definition of recollection in English:

recollection

Line breaks: rec¦ol|lec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1The action or faculty of remembering or recollecting something: to the best of my recollection no one ever had a bad word to say about him
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    • To the best of my recollection the ‘average’ lifespan for marriages in the UK is anywhere between five to seven years.
    • To the best of my recollection, two men were put on the job.
    • To the best of my recollection, Stanley played the part of a man who was persuaded by Satan to have a television, one of the first in his street, in his home.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A thing recollected; a memory: a biography based on his wife’s recollections
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    • She filled the margins with recollections of special memories and funny phrases.
    • I would love to know a little about the stories involved, your memories, feelings and recollections.
    • Everybody who has met her has their own special memories of the occasion, and it is those recollections that we would like you to share with us.
    Synonyms
    memory, remembrance, mental image, impression, reminiscence
    technical anamnesis

Derivatives

recollective

adjective
More example sentences
  • Just to test it, they'll go on the computer or meet with friends even when they know they're grounded, counting on our feeble recollective abilities to get away with it.
  • The reason animators use familiar voices is that immediate connection the audience makes with a character whose speech strikes a recollective chord.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting the action of gathering things together again): from French or medieval Latin recollectio(n-), from the verb recolligere 'gather again' (see recollect1).

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