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 in a sentence
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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Synonym Discussion of recollection
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