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Definition of recall noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1
    , NAmE//rɪˈkɔl//
    [uncountable] the ability to remember something that you have learned or something that happened in the past She has amazing powers of recall. to have instant recall (= to be able to remember something immediately) to have total recall (= to be able to remember all the details of something)
  2. 2
    [singular] (business) a request or order from a company to return a product because of a possible problem Hundreds of machines are still in use despite a recall by the manufacturers.
  3. 3
    [singular] the act of removing a public official from office by a vote
  4. 4
    [singular] an official order for someone to return to a place Thomas's recall to the swim team. the recall of their ambassador from Peru
  5. Idioms
    beyond recall
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    impossible to bring back to the original state; impossible to remember The paintings were damaged beyond recall.
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