• IPA: /ɹɛkəˈlɛkʃən/

recollection (uncountable)

  1. The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the act of recalling to memory
    Synonyms: reminiscence, remembrance
  2. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance
    Alas that distant event isn't within my recollection anymore.
  3. That which is recollected; something called to mind; a reminiscence.
    One of his earliest recollections." - Thomas Babington Macaulay.
  4. (archaic or Catholicism) The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.
    From such an education Charles contracted habits of gravity and recollection.
    In a world filled with media and electronic devices, recollection can be difficult.
  5. (Catholicism) A spiritual retreat, especially one that is short.
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  • IPA: /ɹiˌkəˈlɛkʃən/


  1. Process of collecting again.

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