recollection Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “recollection” in the English Dictionary

"recollection" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌrek.əˈlek.ʃən/ formal
C2 [C] a ​memory of something: I have many ​pleasant recollections of the ​time we ​spent together.C2 [U] the ​ability to ​remember things: His ​powers of recollection are ​extraordinary.
(Definition of recollection from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recollectionnoun [C/U]

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