recollection

[ rek-uh-lek-shuhn ]
/ ˌrɛk əˈlɛk ʃən /

noun

the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance.
something that is recollected: recollections of one's childhood.

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Origin of recollection

1635–45; <French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiōn- (stem of recollēctiō), equivalent to recollēct(us) (see recollect) + -iōn--ion

SYNONYMS FOR recollection

1 recall.
1, 2 memory.
2 memoir.

OTHER WORDS FROM recollection

mis·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounnon·rec·ol·lec·tion, nounself-rec·ol·lec·tion, noun

Definition for recollection (2 of 2)

re-collection
[ ree-kuh-lek-shuhn ]
/ ˌri kəˈlɛk ʃən /

noun

the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.

Origin of re-collection

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + collection
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British Dictionary definitions for recollection

recollection
/ (ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən) /

noun

the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
something remembered; a memory
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