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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 ?
He had certain recollections of racing in what he called "the good old times" when the Lecompte stables flourished, and he drew upon this fund of memories so that he might not be left out and seem wholly devoid of the modern spirit.
"I think your majesty will have no need to apply to the police to know where my friends are, but that if you will deign to interrogate the cardinal he can reply without any further inquiry than into his own recollections."
The face of the country, the climate as it was found by the whites, and the manners of the settlers, are described with a minuteness for which the author has no other apology than the force of his own recollections.
With all these circumstances, recollections and feelings, she could not hear that Captain Wentworth's sister was likely to live at Kellynch without a revival of former pain; and many a stroll, and many a sigh, were necessary to dispel the agitation of the idea.
It is not without melancholy that I wander among my recollections of the world of letters in London when first, bashful but eager, I was introduced to it.
So at first he thought of what might happen to him that night, and then did not return to such thoughts but gave himself up to whatever recollections came into his head of themselves.
Some cling to you in woebegone misery; others come back fiercely and weirdly, like ghouls bent upon sucking your strength away; others, again, have a catastrophic splendour; some are unvenerated recollections, as of spiteful wild-cats clawing at your agonized vitals; others are severe, like a visitation; and one or two rise up draped and mysterious, with an aspect of ominous menace.
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
Most of it is hazy and indistinct, though here and there I have vivid recollections of things that happened.
From this point her recollections were found to be confused, fragmentary, and difficult to reconcile with any reasonable probability.
"Ah!" exclaimed the trapper, tossing a hand into the air as his whole countenance lighted with the recollections the name revived.
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.