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  • We fade to melodies I recall; a cerise idol emoted a few.
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Definition of the noun recall

What does recall mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: recalls

  1. a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
  2. a call to return
    • example: the recall of our ambassador
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: call = a request
  3. a bugle call that signals troops to return
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic term: bugle call = a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
  4. the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
  5. the act of removing an official by petition

Alternative definition of the noun recall


  1. The action or fact of calling someone or something back.
  2. Memory; the ability to remember.
  3. In Information retrieval, the fraction of (all) relevant material that is returned by a search

Specialised definition of the noun recall

Glossary of sports

memory of something previously learned (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

Definition of the verb recall

What does recall mean as a doing word?

Recall is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: recalled | recalling | recalls

  1. recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
  2. go back to something earlier
  3. call to mind
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of recall: echo
    • more generic word: resemble = appear like
  4. summon to return
    • example: The ambassador was recalled to his country
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme]The king banished the general
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]The king deported the general to the isle
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]The king banished the general from the army

      Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): banish, deport, evacuate, expel, extradite, remove, shanghai.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonym of recall: call back
    • more generic terms: call / send for = order, request, or command to come
  5. cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression
  6. make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution
    • example: The company recalled the product when it was found to be faulty
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • antonym: issue
    • more generic terms: cancel / strike down = declare null and void
    • more specific word: retire = withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds
  7. cause to be returned
    • example: recall the defective auto tires
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 4
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of recall: call back / call in / withdraw
    • more generic word: take = take into one's possession
    • more specific word: decommission = withdraw from active service

Alternative definition of the verb recall


  1. [transitive] To withdraw, retract (one's words etc.); to revoke (an order). [definition from 16th c.]
  2. [transitive] To call back, bring back or summon (someone) to a specific place, station etc. [definition from 16th c.]
  3. [transitive] To bring back (someone) [term, to] or [term, from] a particular mental or physical state, activity etc. [definition from 16th c.]
  4. [transitive] To call back (a situation, event etc.) to one's mind; to remember, recollect. [definition from 16th c.]
  5. [transitive, intransitive] To call again, to call another time. [definition from 17th c.]
  6. [transitive] To request or order the return of (a faulty product). [definition from 20th c.]


Recall a.k.a. Recall 2cd is a record label.


"Recall" is a 2013 short science fiction drama film written and directed by Jeff Vitkuske.


  1. "Recall" is a musical album of Technotronic.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  2. "Recall" is a musical EP of Peter Murphy.
    • released on (16 years ago)
  3. "Recall" is a musical single of Technotronic.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  4. "Recall" is a musical album of Pablo Bolivar.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  5. "Recall" is a musical single of The Voltaires.
    • released on
  6. "RECALL" is a musical EP of DIMMDIVISION..
    • released on
  7. "Recall" is a musical single of Ray.
    • released on
  8. "RECALL" is a musical album of The Underneath.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  9. "Recall" is a musical EP of Jackmate.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  10. "Recall" is a musical single of Malcolm McCay.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  11. "Recall" is a composition.


  1. Recall in memory refers to the retrieval of events or information from the past. Along with encoding and storage, it is one of the three core processes of memory. There are three main types of recall: free recall, cued recall and serial recall. Psychologists test these forms of recall as a way to study the memory processes of humans and animals. Two main theories of the process of recall are the Two-Stage Theory and the theory of Encoding Specificity.
    • also known as Recollection
  2. ReCALL is an academic journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning, published by Cambridge University Press. The journal's main focus is the use of technologies for language learning and teaching. It was established in 1989 and previously published by the CTI Centre of the University of Hull. It publishes approximately 20 articles per year. The articles cover various aspects of CALL and technology enhanced language learning.
  3. Recall is a bugle call used to signal to soldiers that duties or drills are to cease, or to indicate that a period of relaxation should end. Outside of a military context, it is used to signal when a game should end, such as a game of capture the flag among scouts.
  4. Recall links portions of a drawing or handwritten notes to audio or video recordings by assigning time stamps to the elements of the sketch/notes as they are made by actions on the drawing surface. This allows users to listen to or watch the portion of the recording associated with a given section of the drawing or notes. With handwritten notes this allows the context of a section of notes to be recorded in audio/video and later played back; this is useful if a note is unclear or a user wishes to replay the audio/video associated with the note. With sketches, Recall allows the replay of parts of a design or creative session with the associated features of the sketch, providing the context or thoughts behind given design features. Recall is a Java program designed to run on a server in a server-client architecture.

Phrases with Recall

  1. recall dose
  2. Day-After Recall Test
  3. Total Recall

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Recall

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Google previewNeuropsychological Evaluation of the Child (2003)

by Ida Sue Baron

Immediate free recall is the total number of words recalled ...

Google previewMunsey's Magazine (1912)

The recall is a very important, if not essential, feature of the commission plan of city government. Under this...

Google previewThe Biomedical Quality Auditor Handbook, Second Edition (2012)

by ASQ Biomedical Division

A Class II recall is a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. A Class III ...

Google previewAdvances in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (2008)

by Alan H.S. Chan

The third method is called recall training. Recall means “bring something or someone back into the mind or recollect” [15]. An earlier study of Brown [17] stated that the ...

Google previewManual of controlled drug use (2014)

by Salvador Amigó

Sensory recall is a very frequent, normal brain mechanism. It is produced, above all, when emotions are involved. For example, it is quite likely while listening to a tune that you strongly associate it with an affective event that is important for you ...

Google previewRecent Advances in Tourism Marketing Research (2014)

by Kaye Sung Chon, Muzaffer Uysal, Daniel Fesenmaier, Joseph O'Leary

Feedforward recall is a one-directional information processing neural network in which each node is allowed only to receive information from the preceding neuron. Feedback recall is a bi-directional information processing method in ...

Google previewUnderstanding Drugs of Abuse (1994)

The Processes of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery by Mim J. Landry

Like blackouts, euphoric recall is a drug-induced impairment of memory. Although blackouts...

More specifically, euphoric recall is the perception that one's memory of a drug-intoxicated episode is factual and accurate. Family members ...

Google previewLoose Leaf Digest of Short Ballot Charters (1912)

A Documentary History of the Commission Form of Municipal Government by Charles Austin Beard

The recall is an even more strenuous power—a moderate number of voters may compel the electors to vote on this question: Shall John Jones, now a member of the commission,

Google previewAbeloff's Clinical Oncology E-Book (2013)

by John E. Niederhuber, James O. Armitage, James H Doroshow, Michael B. Kastan, Joel E. Tepper

Recall. Radiation recall is an acute inflammatory reaction within a site of previous radiation that develops after the administration of chemotherapy. This reaction can be cutaneous or systemic. Involved organs may include skin and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1980)

Volume 28 - The Smart System to Standards for Libraries by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

Moreover, the choice of a unique cutoff is avoided by computing the precision for various recall values and exhibiting a plot showing recall against precision. A typical recall-precision graph for a single query is shown in Figure 7.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arizona (1999)

by Nancy Capace

RECALL OF PUBLIC OFFICERS Section 1. Officers subject to recall; petitioners Section 1. Every public officer in the State of Arizona, holding an elective office, either by election ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Political Parties and Elections (2009)

by Larry Sabato, Howard R. Ernst

—Jonathan Winburn recall A recall is the removal of an elected official by vote of the ELECTORATE, usually at a SPECIAL ELECTION, following a successful voter petition. The recall is one of three DIRECT DEMOCRACY tools, including the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Machine Learning (2011)

by Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

Instead, evaluation measures from information retrieval are more commonly used , such as ⊳precision, ⊳recall, the F-measure, the breakeven point (BEP), and the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve (see also ⊳ROC ...

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Quotes about Recall

I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked him to recall most of his early life or most of his life, he wouldn't be able to recall it. (Roger Daltrey)
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