Definition of recollection
1a : tranquility of mindb : religious contemplation
2a : the action or power of recalling to mindb : 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.
Recent Examples of recollection from the Web
My earliest recollection of hunger was in the mid-1960s.
A spokesman for the Labor Department, Cullen Burnell, said the department’s recollection was that the meetings with the taxi workers group centered on general opposition to the ride-hailing industry rather than on the commission issue.
As a result, many young people only learn about the civil war from personal recollections of survivors in their families and communities and, more recently, from outlets like Radio Biafra.
Taino's owner Chris Szewczyk wrote in a recollection of the event.
Ads soon positioned it as a necessary instrument for preserving recollections of children and family celebrations.
Some scenes and conversations have been reported based on the recollections of those who were present.
My own recollections include a week spent crying in terror on a ski slope in Zermatt, before being knocked virtually unconscious by a passing chairlift.
Did Hillary Clinton ever apologize for Bill Clinton’s— Riley: Not to my recollection.
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RECOLLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recollection for English Language Learners
: the act of remembering something or the ability to remember something
: something from the past that is remembered
RECOLLECTION Defined for Kids
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