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recollection

noun [C/U]  /ˌrek·əˈlek·ʃən/ us  
a memory of something, or the ability to remember past events: [C] I have fond recollections of the times our families vacationed together in Vermont.
Translations of “recollection”
in Korean 기억…
in Arabic تَذكّر…
in Portuguese lembrança, recordação…
in Catalan record…
in Japanese 記憶, 思い出…
in Italian ricordo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回憶(的事情),記憶, 往事, 記憶力…
in Russian воспоминание…
in Turkish hatırlama, anımsama…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回忆(的事情),记忆, 往事, 记忆力…
in Polish wspomnienie…
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