total recall

noun

Definition of total recall 

: the faculty of remembering with complete clarity and in complete detail

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Pat will be remembered for his life-long passion for family, friends, music, writing, and collecting and his near-total recall of youthful escapades was legendary. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Patrick F. Martin," 17 May 2018 These findings show us that total recall can be overrated. chicagotribune.com, "Study: Being forgetful might actually mean you're smarter," 28 Mar. 2018 In an expansive interview with Billboard, Brooks seems to have total recall of every show on the tour, and of nearly every fan. Melinda Newman, Billboard, "Garth Brooks Talks Wrapping His 3-Year Tour, His 2018 Plan, YouTube and the Fan 'Who Saved Everything For Me'," 21 Dec. 2017 Tylenol instantly initiated a total recall of the pills, the first of its kind in the United States. Nick Bilton, The Hive, "This Could Be the End of Facebook," 27 Oct. 2017 The total recall, which includes vehicles already sold and some that haven’t yet been delivered to customers, is equivalent to about 9% of the more than 235,000 vehicles Porsche sold world-wide last year. Markus Klausen And, WSJ, "Germany Recalls Porsche Models It Says Have Defeat Devices," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of total recall

1926, in the meaning defined above

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