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