Complete Definition of "recall"

English

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Etymology
From re- + call, modelled on Latin revocare or French rappeler.

Pronunciation
IPA|/rɪˈkɔ:l/

Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive To call back, bring back or summon to a specific place, station etc.

#:He was recalled to service after his retirement.
#:She was recalled to London for the trial.

  1. transitive To remember, recollect.

#:I don't recall that story.

  1. transitive To request or order someone or something to return, especially that a product or batch of products be returned to its manufacturer for repair or replacement
  2. transitive To cancel or annul, especially of a journey undertaken by an official.

#:California voters recalled Governor Gray Davis in 2003.

Usage notes
In sense 2. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs

Pronunciation
IPA|/rɪˈkɔ:l/, /ˈri:kɔ:l/
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Noun
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  1. The action or fact of calling someone or something back.
  2. memory|Memory; the ability to remember.
  3. In w:Information retrieval|Information retrieval, the fraction of (all) relevant material that is returned by a search

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