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recollection (n.)

1590s, "a gathering together again," from French récollection (14c.) or directly from Medieval Latin recollectionem (nominative recollectio), noun of action from past-participle stem of recolligere "to take up again, regain," etymologically "to collect again," from re- "again" (see re-) + colligere "gather" (see collect (v.)). The meaning "act of recalling to the memory" is from 1680s; in reference to a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781.

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Definitions of recollection from WordNet

recollection (n.)
the ability to recall past occurrences;
Synonyms: remembrance / anamnesis
recollection (n.)
the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort);
Synonyms: recall / reminiscence
recollection (n.)
something recalled to the mind;
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