total recall

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  1. the ability to remember with complete, detailed accuracy.

Origin of total recall

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby total recall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use total recall in a sentence

  • It's a perfectly harmless drug with no serious aftereffects that promotes total recall.

    The Mighty Dead | William Campbell Gault
  • total recall is what we need unless we get a much larger group of donors than we have presently.

    The Mighty Dead | William Campbell Gault
  • The light of returning knowledge—of blessed total recall—illumined the face of the listening section-boss.

    The Plow-Woman | Eleanor Gates
  • Didn't you find my family's omniscience and total recall a trifle overdone?

    The Capgras Shift | Sam Vaknin

British Dictionary definitions for total recall

total recall

  1. psychol the faculty or an instance of complete and clear recall of every detail of something

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