recollection has definitions from the field of psychology
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[ noun ] (psychology) the ability to recall past occurrences

Used in print

(Harold Rosenberg, "The Trial and Eichmann"...)

It was the conclusion of the first phase of a process of tragic recollection , and of refining the recollection , that will last as_long_as there are Jews .

It was the conclusion of the first phase of a process of tragic recollection , and of refining the recollection , that will last as_long_as there are Jews .

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

A truly vivid imagination moves beyond the conventional recollection to a sense of immediacy .

2
[ noun ] the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

Synonyms

reminiscence recall

Examples

"he has total recall of the episode"

3
[ noun ] something recalled to the mind

Used in print

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

While she was thus engaged , McFeeley questioned her about her whereabouts the previous day , any recollections she had of people hanging_around , of overcurious delivery_boys or repairmen , of strange cars cruising the neighborhood .

Related terms

memory

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