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recollection


noun

  1. the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind; remembrance.
  2. something that is recollected: recollections of one’s childhood.

noun

  1. the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.

noun

  1. the act of recalling something from memory; the ability to remember
  2. something remembered; a memory
n.

1590s, “a gathering together again,” from French r├ęcollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past participle stem of recolligere (see recollect). Meaning “act of recalling to memory” is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.

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