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Definition of recollection:

  1. That which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence.
  2. 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.
  3. The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self- control.
  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.
  5. 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.


retrospect, memorial, nostalgia, flood, reminiscence, commemoration, anamnesis, callback, mind, retrospection, short-term memory, remembrance, recall, medical history, remember, long-term memory, photographic memory, medical record.

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