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retrospection (Also retrospections) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to retrospection

rhetorician

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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speechmaker

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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mentioner

  • noun a speaker who refers to something briefly or incidentally

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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recollection

  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    remembrance; anamnesis.
  • noun the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
    recall; reminiscence.
    • he has total recall of the episode

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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memoriser

  • noun a person who learns by rote
    memorizer.

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talker_identification

  • noun identification of a person from the sound of their voice
    speaker identification.

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retention

  • noun the act of retaining something
    keeping; holding.
  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retentivity; retentiveness; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger

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inverse

  • noun something inverted in sequence or character or effect
    opposite.
    • when the direct approach failed he tried the inverse
  • adjective satellite reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect
    reverse.

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personal

  • noun a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  • adjective concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
    • a personal favor
    • for your personal use
    • personal papers
    • I have something personal to tell you
    • a personal God
    • he has his personal bank account and she has hers

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alternate

  • noun someone who takes the place of another person
    replacement; surrogate.
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump.

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anamnesis

  • noun the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
    medical record; medical history.
  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    remembrance; recollection.

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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turnabout

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; flip-flop; change of mind; reversal.
  • noun turning in the opposite direction
    reversion; turnaround; reverse; reversal.

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public_speaker

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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notation

  • noun a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
    notational system.
  • noun a comment or instruction (usually added)
    note; annotation.
    • his notes were appended at the end of the article
    • he added a short notation to the address on the envelope

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working_memory

  • noun memory for intermediate results that must be held during thinking

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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mention

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    reference.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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know

  • noun the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
    • he is always in the know
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    cognize; cognise.
    • I know that the President lied to the people
    • I want to know who is winning the game!
    • I know it's time

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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capitulation

  • noun a document containing the terms of surrender
  • noun a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic

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recap

  • noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
    review; recapitulation.
  • noun a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    retread.

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association

  • noun a formal organization of people or groups of people
    • he joined the Modern Language Association
  • noun the act of consorting with or joining with others
    • you cannot be convicted of criminal guilt by association

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rhetoric

  • noun using language effectively to please or persuade
  • noun high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
    grandiosity; grandiloquence; ornateness; magniloquence.
    • the grandiosity of his prose
    • an excessive ornateness of language

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name

  • noun a language unit by which a person or thing is known
    • his name really is George Washington
    • those are two names for the same thing
  • noun a person's reputation
    • he wanted to protect his good name

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reconstructive

  • adjective satellite helping to restore to good condition
    rehabilitative.
    • reconstructive surgery
    • rehabilitative exercises

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short-term_memory

  • noun what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it
    STM; immediate memory.

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observance

  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observation; watching.
  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremony; ceremonial occasion; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor

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pronoun

  • noun a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase

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reconstructive_memory

  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall
    reconstruction.

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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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recapitulate

  • verb summarize briefly
    recap.
    • Let's recapitulate the main ideas
  • verb repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

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motor_memory

  • noun your memory for motor skills
    muscle memory.

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remembrance

  • noun the ability to recall past occurrences
    recollection; anamnesis.
  • noun a recognition of meritorious service
    memorial; commemoration.

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ex

  • noun a man who was formerly a certain woman's husband
    ex-husband.
  • noun a woman who was formerly a particular man's wife
    ex-wife.
    • all his exes live in Texas

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naming

  • noun the verbal act of naming
    • the part he failed was the naming of state capitals
  • noun the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    assignment; appointment; designation.
    • the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee

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recognition

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    acknowledgment; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
    identification.
    • a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces
    • experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer

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ex_post_facto

  • adjective satellite affecting things past
    retro; retroactive.
    • retroactive tax increase
    • an ex-post-facto law
    • retro pay

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acknowledgment

  • noun the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged
    recognition; acknowledgement.
    • the partners were delighted with the recognition of their work
    • she seems to avoid much in the way of recognition or acknowledgement of feminist work prior to her own
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    reference; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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name-dropping

  • noun the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
    • the hard thing about name-dropping is to avoid being too obvious about it

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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understudy

  • noun an actor able to replace a regular performer when required
    standby.
  • verb be an understudy or alternate for a role
    alternate.

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memorisation

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorization; committal to memory.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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identification

  • noun the act of designating or identifying something
    designation.
  • noun evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing

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retro

  • noun a fashion reminiscent of the past
  • adjective satellite affecting things past
    ex post facto; retroactive.
    • retroactive tax increase
    • an ex-post-facto law
    • retro pay

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reconstruction

  • noun the activity of constructing something again
  • noun the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865-1877
    Reconstruction Period.

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speaker_identification

  • noun identification of a person from the sound of their voice
    talker identification.

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appeal

  • noun earnest or urgent request
    entreaty; prayer.
    • an entreaty to stop the fighting
    • an appeal for help
    • an appeal to the public to keep calm
  • noun attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    charm; appealingness.
    • his smile was part of his appeal to her

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commentator

  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    observer.
  • noun a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
    reviewer.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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notice

  • noun an announcement containing information about an event
    • you didn't give me enough notice
    • an obituary notice
    • a notice of sale
  • noun the act of noticing or paying attention
    observance; observation.
    • he escaped the notice of the police

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hash

  • noun chopped meat mixed with potatoes and browned
  • noun purified resinous extract of the hemp plant; used as a hallucinogen
    hasheesh; haschisch; hashish.

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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reflection

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflexion.

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musing

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness.
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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remark

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark

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contemplation

  • noun a long and thoughtful observation
  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing; thoughtfulness.

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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rearward

  • noun direction toward the rear
    • his outfit marched to the rearward of the tank divisions
  • adjective satellite located in or toward the back or rear
    rear.
    • the chair's rear legs
    • the rear door of the plane
    • on the rearward side

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retentiveness

  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retention; retentivity; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger
  • noun the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    retentivity.

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connection

  • noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
    connexion; connectedness.
    • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare
  • noun the state of being connected
    link; connectedness.
    • the connection between church and state is inescapable

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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retrograde

  • verb move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb move in a direction contrary to the usual one
    • retrograding planets

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reflexiveness

  • noun the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
    reflexivity.
  • noun (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
    reflexivity.

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semantic_memory

  • noun your memory for meanings and general (impersonal) facts

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receding

  • noun a slow or gradual disappearance
    fadeout.
  • noun the act of becoming more distant
    recession.

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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personal_memory

  • noun memory for episodes in your own life
    episodic memory.

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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rehash

  • noun old material that is slightly reworked and used again
    • merely a dull rehash of his first novel
  • verb present or use over, with no or few changes

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reflexive

  • noun a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
    reflexive pronoun.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    reflex; automatic.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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reflexion

  • noun the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface
    reflection.
  • noun expression without words
    expression; reflection; manifestation.
    • tears are an expression of grief
    • the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition

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committal

  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    consignment; commitment.
  • noun the act of committing a crime
    commission; perpetration.

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prospection

The act of looking forward, or of providing for future wants; foresight.

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reflexivity

  • noun the coreferential relation between a reflexive pronoun and its antecedent
    reflexiveness.
  • noun (logic and mathematics) a relation such that it holds between an element and itself
    reflexiveness.

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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call_up

  • noun an order to report for military duty
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    bring forward.
    • The case was called up in court

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connexion

  • noun a connecting shape
    link; connection.
  • noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
    connection; connectedness.
    • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare

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retroactive

  • adjective descriptive of any event or stimulus or process that has an effect on the effects of events or stimuli or process that occurred previously
  • adjective satellite affecting things past
    retro; ex post facto.
    • retroactive tax increase
    • an ex-post-facto law
    • retro pay

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observer

  • noun a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
    percipient; perceiver; beholder.
  • noun an expert who observes and comments on something
    commentator.

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working

  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    workings.
  • verb exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity
    work.
    • I will work hard to improve my grades
    • she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

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immediate_memory

  • noun what you can repeat immediately after perceiving it
    short-term memory; STM.

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long

  • verb desire strongly or persistently
    yearn; hanker.
  • adjective primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified
    • a long life
    • a long boring speech
    • a long time
    • a long friendship
    • a long game
    • long ago
    • an hour long

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advert

  • noun a public promotion of some product or service
    ad; advertising; advertisement; advertizement; advertizing.
  • verb give heed (to)
    hang; give ear; attend; pay heed.
    • The children in the audience attended the recital quietly
    • She hung on his every word
    • They attended to everything he said

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dropping

  • adjective satellite coming down freely under the influence of gravity
    falling.
    • the eerie whistle of dropping bombs
    • falling rain
  • verb let fall to the ground
    drop.
    • Don't drop the dishes

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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speechifier

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    orator; public speaker; speechmaker; rhetorician.

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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cite

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; refer.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention

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retrospect

  • noun contemplation of things past
    • in retrospect
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; look back.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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retrospective

  • noun an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  • adjective concerned with or related to the past
    • retrospective self-justification

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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retrospection

  • noun reference to things past
    • the story begins with no introductory retrospections
  • noun memory for experiences that are past
    • some psychologists tried to contrast retrospection and introspection

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converse

  • noun a proposition obtained by conversion
  • verb carry on a conversation
    discourse.

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episodic_memory

  • noun memory for episodes in your own life
    personal memory.

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immediate

  • adjective satellite of the present time and place
    • the immediate revisions
  • adjective satellite very close or connected in space or time
    contiguous.
    • contiguous events
    • immediate contact
    • the immediate vicinity
    • the immediate past

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idea

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    thought.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun your intention; what you intend to do
    mind.
    • he had in mind to see his old teacher
    • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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link

  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus.
  • noun a fastener that serves to join or connect
    tie-in; linkup; tie.
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

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orator

  • noun a person who delivers a speech or oration
    public speaker; speechmaker; speechifier; rhetorician.

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quotation

  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; reference; mention; citation; credit; cite.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    quote; citation.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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reproductive

  • adjective satellite producing new life or offspring
    generative; procreative.
    • the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions
    • the reproductive or generative organs

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recall

  • noun a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair)
    callback.
  • noun a call to return
    • the recall of our ambassador

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colligation

  • noun the state of being joined together
    conjunction; junction; conjugation.
  • noun the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis

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look_back

  • verb look towards one's back
    look backward.
    • don't look back while you walk
  • verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
    review; retrospect.
    • she reviewed her achievements with pride

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reminiscence

  • noun a mental impression retained and recalled from the past
  • noun the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)
    recall; recollection.
    • he has total recall of the episode

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contrary

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    reverse; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun exact opposition
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

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reproduction

  • noun the process of generating offspring
  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
    reproductive memory.

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muscle_memory

  • noun your memory for motor skills
    motor memory.

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recapitulation

  • noun emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
    palingenesis.
  • noun (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated

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retentivity

  • noun the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    retention; retentiveness; memory.
    • he had a good memory when he was younger
  • noun the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    retentiveness.

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talker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; speaker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims

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remembering

  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    memory.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father
  • verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection
    retrieve; remember; recall; recollect; call back; think; call up.
    • I can't remember saying any such thing
    • I can't think what her last name was
    • can you remember her phone number?
    • Do you remember that he once loved you?
    • call up memories

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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mind

  • noun that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    psyche; brain; head; nous.
    • his mind wandered
    • I couldn't get his words out of my head
  • noun recall or remembrance
    • it came to mind

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epanodos

  • noun recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order)
  • noun repetition of a group of words in reverse order

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long-term_memory

  • noun your general store of remembered information
    LTM.

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credit

  • noun approval
    recognition.
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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note

  • noun a brief written record
    • he made a note of the appointment
  • noun a short personal letter
    line; billet; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there

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rumination

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; musing; thoughtfulness.
  • noun (of ruminants) chewing (the cud)
    • ruminants have remarkable powers of rumination

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reproductive_memory

  • noun recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall
    reproduction.

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reflexive_pronoun

  • noun a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
    reflexive.

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memorization

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorisation; committal to memory.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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opposite

  • noun a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
    opposite word; antonym.
    • to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'
  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; reverse.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

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reversion

  • noun (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee)
  • noun (genetics) a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation)

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quote

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; inverted comma.
  • noun a passage or expression that is quoted or cited
    citation; quotation.

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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regurgitation

  • noun backflow of blood through a defective heart valve
  • noun recall after rote memorization
    • he complained that school was just memorization and regurgitation

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annotation

  • noun a comment or instruction (usually added)
    note; notation.
    • his notes were appended at the end of the article
    • he added a short notation to the address on the envelope
  • noun the act of adding notes
    annotating.

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identity

  • noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity
    personal identity; individuality.
    • you can lose your identity when you join the army
  • noun the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
    • geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it
    • it was too dark to determine his identity
    • she guessed the identity of his lover

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backward

  • adjective directed or facing toward the back or rear
    • a backward view
  • adjective (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
    • a backward lover

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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episodic

  • adjective satellite of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
    • the book is episodic and the incidents don't always hang together
  • adjective satellite occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals
    occasional.
    • episodic in his affections
    • occasional headaches

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hash_over

  • verb go back over
    rehash; retrograde.
    • retrograde arguments

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thought

  • noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about
    idea.
    • it was not a good idea
    • the thought never entered my mind
  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; thinking; mentation; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought

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turnaround

  • noun time need to prepare a vessel or ship for a return trip
    turnaround time.
  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    flip-flop; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.

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thoughtfulness

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; musing.
  • noun kind and considerate regard for others
    consideration; considerateness.
    • he showed no consideration for her feelings

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committal_to_memory

  • noun learning so as to be able to remember verbatim
    memorisation; memorization.
    • the actor's memorization of his lines

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muscle

  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body
    musculus.
  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscular tissue.

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retrieval

  • noun (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
  • noun the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
    • my retrieval of people's names is very poor

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semantic

  • adjective of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
    • semantic analysis

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