Simple Definition of recollection
: the act of remembering something or the ability to remember something
: something from the past that is remembered
Full Definition of recollection
1 a : tranquillity of mind b : religious contemplation
2 a : the action or power of recalling to mind b : something recalled to the mind
Examples of recollection
Her recollection of the accident is very different from mine.
She has only a vague recollection of her seventh birthday party.
His novel is largely based on his own recollections of his childhood in the inner city.
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Rhymes with recollection
by-election, circumspection, conic section, disaffection, disconnection, disinfection, fuel injection, genuflection, golden section, imperfection, indirection, insurrection, intellection, interjection, intersection, introjection, introspection, kin selection, misdirection, predilection, preselection, redirection, reelection, reinfection, resurrection, retroflexion, retrospection, self-reflection, stage direction, vivisection, yeast infection
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