total recall


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

Examples of total recall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Agassi, Gilbert said, had a photographic memory and an analytical mind that could take apart a match hours later, stroke by stroke, with total recall. Matthew Futterman, New York Times, 2 Sep. 2023 Rosenberg, whose mathematical abilities and gift for total recall had been evident since childhood, was not collecting this information as an exercise in memory. Diane Cole, WSJ, 7 Oct. 2022 The total recall affects 48,924 of the 2021-22 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles that could lose power while driving or do not start. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2022 The total recall now numbers 141,000 electric vehicles over six model years, every Bolt the company has built since sales began in December 2016. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 13 Sep. 2021 This third and latest recall includes 73,000 Bolts made from 2019 to 2022, the current model year, and brings the total recall to nearly 142,000 cars, with over 100,000 having been sold in the US. Tim De Chant, Wired, 25 Aug. 2021 About 650 of the total recalled plush toys were sold in Canada. Susan Scutti, CNN, 9 July 2019 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,, 17 May 2018 These findings show us that total recall can be overrated., 28 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of total recall was in 1926

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“Total recall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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