Recollection

  • 1 Recollection — • Recollection, as understood in respect to the spiritual life, means attention to the presence of God in the soul Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Recollection     Recollection …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 2 récollection — [ rekɔlɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1553; « résumé » 1372; du lat. recollectus, p. p. de recolligere → recueillir ♦ Relig. Action de se recueillir, par la méditation, la prière. Retraite spirituelle. Se réunir pour une journée de récollection. ● récollection …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 Recollection — is the retrieval of memory. It is not a passive process; people employ metacognitive strategies to make the best use of their memory, and priming and other context can have a large effect on what is retrieved.When we try to remember information… …

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  • 4 Recollection — Rec ol*lec tion (r?k ?l*l?k sh?n), n. [Cf. F. r[ e]collection.] 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. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 recollection — I noun afterthought, consciousness, contemplation of the past, memoir, memoria, memory, mental image, mental picture, mindfulness, recall, recognition, recordatio, remembrance, reminiscence, retrospection associated concepts: past recollection… …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 recollection — Recollection. s. f. Action par laquelle on se recollige. Profonde recollection. recollection interieure. Il n est en usage que dans la devotion …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 recollection — 1590s, “gathering together again,” from Fr. récollection or M.L. recollectionem, noun of action from recolligere (see RECOLLECT (Cf. recollect)). Meaning “act of recalling to memory” is from 1680s; a thing or scene so recalled, from 1781 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 recollection — [rek΄ə lek′shən] n. [Fr récollection < ML recollectio] 1. the act or power of recollecting, or calling back to mind; remembrance 2. what is recollected [recollections of youth] 3. Archaic a) calmness of mind b) religious meditation …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 recollection — *memory, remembrance, reminiscence, mind, souvenir …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 recollection — ► NOUN 1) the action or faculty of remembering. 2) a memory …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 recollection — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clear, distinct, vivid ▪ dim, faint, hazy, vague ▪ earliest ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 recollection — rec|ol|lec|tion [ˌrekəˈlekʃən] n formal 1.) something from the past that you remember ▪ My earliest recollections are of my mother bending over my cot. 2.) [U] an act of remembering something have no recollection (of sth) (=not remember) ▪ I have …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 recollection — noun formal 1 (U) an act of remembering something, especially something you try to remember: have no recollection (=not remember): I have no recollection of ever having received the money. | to the best of my recollection (=used when you are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 recollection — The act of recalling something to mind. In evidence, a person may use almost anything to refresh his recollection of an event in order to testify and the evidence then is his testimony not the document which has refreshed his recollection. A… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 recollection — n. 1) to have a recollection of 2) a hazy, vague; painful; vivid recollection * * * [ˌrekə lekʃ(ə)n] painful vague vivid recollection a hazy to have a recollection of …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 recollection — [[t]re̱kəle̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]] recollections N VAR If you have a recollection of something, you remember it. Pat has vivid recollections of the trip, and remembers some of the frightening aspects I had forgotten... He had no recollection of the crash …

    English dictionary

  • 17 recollection — UK [ˌrekəˈlekʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms recollection : singular recollection plural recollections a) [uncountable] the ability to remember something that has happened To the best of my recollection, we ve never met. b) [countable] a memory of… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 RÉCOLLECTION — n. f. T. de Spiritualité Action par laquelle on se recueille. Profonde récollection. Récollection intérieure. Ils se sont réunis en une journée de récollection. Il est vieux …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 19 récollection — (ré ko lè ksion) s. f. 1°   Terme de spiritualité. Sorte de méditation par laquelle on se recueille et l on rappelle toutes ses idées pour se les rendre présentes. •   Il faut être libre de toute inquiétude, de toute passion forte ; en un mot, il …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 recollection — n. 1 the act or power of recollecting. 2 a thing recollected. 3 a a person s memory (to the best of my recollection). b the time over which memory extends (happened within my recollection). Derivatives: recollective adj. Etymology: F recollection …

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