An action one takes with one's memory. If I give you a list of things and then say "please tell me what was in that list", I am asking you to recall the items in the list. In experimental psychology recall is treated as a separate and empirically more difficult task than recognition.

Re*call" (rE*kol"), v. t.


To call back; to summon to return; as, to recall troops; to recall an ambassador.

If Henry were recalled to life again.


To revoke; to annul by a subsequent act; to take back; to withdraw; as, to recall words, or a decree.

Passed sentence may not be recall'd.


To call back to mind; to revive in memory; to recollect; to remember; as, to recall bygone days.


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Re*call", n.


A calling back; a revocation.

'T is done, and since 't is done, 't is past recall.

2. (Mil.)

A call on the trumpet, bugle, or drum, by which soldiers are recalled from duty, labor, etc. Wilhelm.


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Re*call", n. (Political Science)


The right or procedure by which a public official, commonly a legislative or executive official, may be removed from office, before the end of his term of office, by a vote of the people to be taken on the filing of a petition signed by a required number or percentage of qualified voters.


Short for recall of judicial decisions, the right or procedure by which the decision of a court may be directly reversed or annulled by popular vote, as was advocated, in 1912, in the platform of the Progressive party for certain cases involving the police power of the state.


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