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rec•ol•lec•tion(ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən)
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)
|Noun||1.||recollection - the ability to recall past occurrences|
|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"