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English definition of “recall”

recall

noun [U] (REMEMBERING)    /rɪˈkɔːl/ US  /ˈriː.kɑːl/
the ability to remember things: Old people often have astonishing powers of recall. My brother has total recall (= he can remember every detail of past events ).Memory and memories
(Definition of recall noun (REMEMBERING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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