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1. recollection

noun. ['ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən'] the ability to recall past occurrences.

Synonyms

  • retentiveness
  • retention
  • remembrance
  • memory
  • retentivity

Antonyms

  • intellectual
  • disobey
  • volatile storage
  • software

Etymology

  • collection (English)
  • re- (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Recollection

  • overprotection
  • introspection
  • interconnection
  • circumspection
  • reinspection
  • predilection
  • disinfection
  • disconnection
  • preelection
  • interjection
  • imperfection
  • disaffection
  • resurrection
  • reflection
  • reelection
  • redirection
  • projection
  • intersection
  • insurrection
  • inspection
  • inflection
  • convection
  • confection
  • complexion
  • selection
  • rejection
  • protection
  • perfection
  • objection
  • injection

Example sentences of the word recollection


1. Noun, singular or mass
It is always best for you to have a clear recollection of the events as they occurred.

Quotes containing the word recollection


1. Memory is a great artist. For every man and for every woman it makes the recollection of his or her life a work of art and an unfaithful record.
- Andre Maurois

2. On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings, I now, with a high sense of gratitude, presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty, the Creator and Preserver.
- William Bartram

3. In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future.
- Stendhal

2. recollection

noun. ['ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən'] the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort).

Synonyms

  • reconstruction
  • remembering
  • recall
  • reconstructive memory
  • reproduction
  • mind
  • regurgitation
  • reminiscence
  • memory

Antonyms

  • give
  • issue
  • neglect
  • nonintellectual

Etymology

  • collection (English)
  • re- (English)

3. recollection

noun. ['ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃən'] something recalled to the mind.

Antonyms

  • nonvolatile storage

Etymology

  • collection (English)
  • re- (English)
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