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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 ?
Sir Nathaniel had a confused recollection of detail and sequence, though the main facts stood out in his memory boldly and clearly.
The cause of your recollection, so far as hitherto observ able phenomena are concerned, consists both of the peat smoke
I have a recollection of large, unbending women with great noses and rapacious eyes, who wore their clothes as though they were armour; and of little, mouse-like spinsters, with soft voices and a shrewd glance.
It was only occasionally that the recollection came to vex him that this could not last, that--since his Uncle Ira had played him false--he must return anon to the place whence he had come.
From herself to Jane-- from Jane to Bingley, her thoughts were in a line which soon brought to her recollection that Mr.
To be left to write about it is not, perhaps, the most enviable fate; but the point is that this impression resumes in its intensity the whole recollection of days and days of desperately dangerous weather.
Aroused by this signal, slight as it was, he sprang upon his feet with a confused recollection of the self-imposed duty he had assumed with the commencement of the night.
Moreover, the recollection of the rejection and the part he had played in the affair tortured him with shame.
For a moment he remembered all the anguish he had suffered on her account, and he was sick with the recollection of his pain.
Lady Glyde's recollection of the events which followed her departure from Blackwater Park began with her arrival at the London terminus of the South Western Railway.
They both retained impressions of the dangers they had passed, by far too vivid easily to lose the recollection of any of their fellow- actors.
True, its walls resembled those of any other room--I am not speaking of that; the point is that the recollection of them seems to haunt my mind with sadness.