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retrieval

noun

1 retrieval

computer science The operation of accessing information from the computer's memory.



2 retrieval

The cognitive operation of accessing information in memory.

3 retrieval

The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost).

synonym: recovery.

Roget 660: restoration, restoral; reinstatement, replacement, rehabilitation, reestablishment, reconstitution, reconstruction; reproduction etc. 163; renovation, renewal; ... show more

Roget 775: acquisition; gaining etc. v.; obtainment; procuration, procurement; purchase, descent, inheritance; gift etc. 784.    recovery, ... show more

Dutch: genezing, herstel, recuperatie, retrieval, terugwinning
Polish: odzysk


Moby thesaurus: deliverance, delivery, extrication, freeing, liberation, lifesaving, ransom, recapture, reclaiming, reclamation, recoup, recoupment, recovery, recuperation, redemption, regainment, release, reoccupation, replevin, replevy ... show more.

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