- The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the act of recalling to memory
- The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance
- Alas that distant event isn't within my recollection anymore.
- That which is recollected; something called to mind; a reminiscence.
- One of his earliest recollections." - Thomas Babington Macaulay.
- (archaic or Catholicism) The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.
- From such an education Charles contracted habits of gravity and recollection.
- In a world filled with media and electronic devices, recollection can be difficult.
- (Catholicism) A spiritual retreat, especially one that is short.
- (collecting or concentrating the mind): re-collection
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- Process of collecting again.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for recollection in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)