recollection [rek- uh- lek-sh uh n] Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance. something that is recollected: recollections of one's childhood. Origin of recollection 1635–45;
Medieval Latin recollēctiōn-
), equivalent to
-iōn- -ion Related forms mis·rec·ol·lec·tion, noun non·rec·ol·lec·tion, noun self-rec·ol·lec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misrecollection the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember something remembered; a memory
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Word Origin and History for misrecollection recollection n.
1590s, "a gathering together again," from French
récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning "act of recalling to memory" is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.
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