[syn: recall, recollection, reminiscence]
3. something recalled to the mind;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Recollection \Rec`ol*lec"tion\ (r?k`?l*l?k"sh?n), n. [Cf. F.
1. The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the
operation by which objects are recalled to the memory, or
ideas revived in the mind; reminiscence; remembrance.
2. The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period
within which things can be recollected; remembrance;
memory; as, an event within my recollection.
3. That which is recollected; something called to mind;
reminiscence. "One of his earliest recollections."
4. The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the
mind; concentration; self-control. [Archaic]
From such an education Charles contracted habits of
gravity and recollection. --Robertson.
Syn: Reminiscence; remembrance. See Memory.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the ability to recall past occurrences [syn: remembrance,
2: the process of remembering (especially the process of
recovering information by mental effort); "he has total
recall of the episode" [syn: recall, recollection,
3: something recalled to the mind
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "recollection":
Mnemosyne, affect memory, anamnesis, anterograde memory, atavism,
collective memory, commitment to memory, computer memory,
disk memory, drum memory, emotional response, engram,
exercise of memory, flashback, hindsight, impression,
information storage, kinesthetic memory, learning by heart,
looking back, memoir, memorization, memorizing, memory,
memory bank, memory circuit, memory trace, mind, mneme,
race memory, recall, recalling, recollecting, reconsideration,
reexperiencing, reflection, reliving, remembering, remembrance,
reminiscence, retrospect, retrospection, review, revival, rote,
rote memory, screen memory, skill, souvenir, study, tape memory,
verbal response, visual memory, youth