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 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.
Bush’s earliest recollections were about innocence, freedom, and good times growing up on the West Texas plains.
Wynn, a Hall of Famer, very likely did not have fond recollections about all of those starts, however, as his record against the Yankees was 32-56.
In recent days Trump has been under fire for a false racially tinged tweet about African-Americans and crime, and a false racially tinged recollection of Muslims celebrating on 9/11.
He was intrigued by their colorful and candid stories and amazed by their sharp recollections of events that took place more than seven decades ago.
Sometimes people have a poor recollection of history.
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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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