WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re-col•lec•tion  (rē′kə lekshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act of re-collecting or the state of being re-collected.
  • re- + collection 1590–1600

rec•ol•lec•tion  (rek′ə lekshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or power of recollecting, or recalling to mind;
    remembrance.
  2. something that is recollected:recollections of one's childhood.
  • French récollection or Medieval Latin recollēctiōn- (stem of recollēctiō), equivalent. to recollēct(us) (see recollect) + -iōn- -ion
  • 1635–45
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged recall.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged memory.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged memoir.

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