total recall


Definition of 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 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 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, 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, 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, 27 July 2017 See More

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First Known Use of total recall

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Total recall.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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