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rec·ol·lec·tion

 (rĕk′ə-lĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act or power of recollecting: He is not, to my recollection, a very good musician.
2. Something recollected: recollections of past holidays.

recollection

(ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən)
n
1. the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
2. something remembered; a memory

rec•ol•lec•tion

(ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or power of recalling to mind; remembrance.
2. something recollected.
[1635–45; < French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiō; see recollect, -tion]

Recollection

 

hark back See REPETITION.

on the tip of one’s tongue On the verge of being remembered and spoken; known but unable to be retrieved from the recesses of memory. This expression plays on the idea that words awaiting utterance are poised on the tip of one’s tongue.

ring a bell To serve as a reminder, to bring to mind; to have meaning or significance. Although the exact origin of this expression is not known, it may stem from the former practice of ringing church bells to signal the hour or to inform the populace of significant events, such as births, deaths, or weddings.

The things we talked about meant nothing to them: they rang no bell. (Nicholas Monsarrat, This Is Schoolroom, 1939)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recollection - the ability to recall past occurrencesrecollection - the ability to recall past occurrences
retentiveness, retentivity, retention, memory - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
2.recollection - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
remembering, memory - the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father"
mind - recall or remembrance; "it came to mind"
reconstructive memory, reconstruction - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
reproductive memory, reproduction - recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
regurgitation - recall after rote memorization; "he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation"
3.recollection - something recalled to the mind
memory - something that is remembered; "search as he would, the memory was lost"

recollection

noun memory, recall, impression, remembrance, reminiscence, mental image He had no recollection of the crash.

recollection

noun
1. The power of retaining and recalling past experience:
2. An act or instance of remembering:
Translations
تَذَكُّرذِكْرى
paměťvzpomínka
erindringminde
muistaminenmuisteleminenmuistelmamuistelomuistelu
endurminningminning, upprifjun
anıhatırahatırlama

recollection

[ˌrekəˈlekʃən] Nrecuerdo m
to the best of my recollectionque yo recuerde

recollection

[ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən] nsouvenir m
to have no recollection of sth → n'avoir aucun souvenir de qch
to the best of my recollection → autant que je m'en souvienne

recollection

n (= memory)Erinnerung f (→ of an +acc); to the best of my recollectionsoweit ich mich erinnern kann; his recollection of it is vagueer erinnert sich nur vage daran; I have some/no recollection of itich kann mich schwach/nicht daran erinnern

recollection

[ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃn] nmemoria, ricordo
to the best of my recollection → per quello che mi ricordo

recollect

(rekəˈlekt) verb
to remember. I don't recollect having seen him before.
ˌrecolˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act or power of recollecting.
2. something that is remembered. My book is called `Recollections of Childhood'.

rec·ol·lec·tion

n. recuerdo, memoria.
References in classic literature ?
March, laughing inaudibly at the recollection of Jo's dinner party, for she had met Miss Crocker and heard her account of it.
With the recollection of little things occupying his mind he closed his eyes and leaned back in the car seat.
Twenty times the gourd or the venison was suspended before his lips, while his head was turned aside, as though he listened to some distant and distrusted sounds--a movement that never failed to recall his guests from regarding the novelties of their situation, to a recollection of the alarming reasons that had driven them to seek it.
With the recollection of their previous parting, she tremblingly advanced her own.
Familiar as it stands in the writer's recollection,--for it has been an object of curiosity with him from boyhood, both as a specimen of the best and stateliest architecture of a longpast epoch, and as the scene of events more full of human interest, perhaps, than those of a gray feudal castle,--familiar as it stands, in its rusty old age, it is therefore only the more difficult to imagine the bright novelty with which it first caught the sunshine.
It was the recollection of those memorable words of his -- "I'll try, Sir" -- spoken on the very verge of a desperate and heroic enterprise, and breathing the soul and spirit of New England hardihood, comprehending all perils, and encountering all.
Just sufficient time had elapsed to enable each story-teller to dress up his tale with a little becoming fiction, and, in the indistinctness of his recollection, to make himself the hero of every exploit.
All this while Tashtego, Daggoo, and Queequeg had looked on with even more intense interest and surprise than the rest, and at the mention of the wrinkled brow and crooked jaw they had started as if each was separately touched by some specific recollection.
Ona had a dim recollection of the lawyer telling Szedvilas that his charge was a dollar, which occasioned some debate, and more agony; and then, after they had paid that, too, they went out into the street, her stepmother clutching the deed in her hand.
At last, a sudden recollection seemed to flash upon him, for he stared at the stranger with such an air of blank amazement and alarm, that he walked up to him.
There were circumstances which made it necessary for me to stay through the hour hours to the end, and I stayed; but the recollection of that long, dragging, relentless season of suffering is indestructible.
I didn't know you were going to make us read the things out loud," said Rebecca with an embarrassed smile of recollection.