Learner's definition of RECOLLECTION
the act of remembering something or the ability to remember something
Her recollection of the accident is very different from mine.
To the best of my recollection [=from what I can remember], I only met them once.
something from the past that is remembered
She has only a vague recollection of her seventh birthday party.
His novel is largely based on his own recollections of his childhood in the inner city.
He says he has no recollection of what happened. [=he doesn't remember what happened]