Rec`ol*lec"tion (r?k`?l*l?k"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. r'ecollection.]
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.
The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance; memory; as, an event within my recollection.
That which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence.
"One of his earliest recollections
The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.
From such an education Charles contracted habits of gravity and recollection.
Syn. -- Reminiscence; remembrance. See Memory.
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