Definition of recollection noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    recollection

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˌrɛkəˈlɛkʃn//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] the ability to remember something; the act of remembering something synonym memory recollection (of doing something) Ihave no recollection of meeting her before. recollection (of something) My recollection of events differs from his. To the best of my recollection (= if I remember correctly) I was not present at that meeting.
  2. 2[countable] a thing that you remember from the past synonym memory to have a clear/vivid/dim/vague recollection of something his early recollections of his father
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