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Definitions of recollection

  1. the ability to recall past occurrences Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the operation by which objects are recalled to the memory, or ideas revived in the mind; reminiscence; remembrance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance; memory; as, an event within my recollection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of recalling to memory; the power of recollecting; that which is recollected. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. The act of recalling to the memory; the operation by which things of the past are recalled to the memory or revived in the mind; period within which things can be recalled to the mind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for recollection

  1. Mary had a clear recollection of buying them, or at least she remembered paying for them, but beyond that memory did nothing for her. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  2. My distinct recollection is, that though present, I declined to vote, and from the consideration mentioned. – History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868 by Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson)
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