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Definition 1: the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for retrieval in the sense of this definition

(retrieval is a kind of ...) something that people do or cause to happen

(... is a kind of retrieval ) the action of regaining possession (especially the seizure of collateral securing a loan that is in default)

(... is a kind of retrieval ) the recovery of useful substances from waste products

(... is a kind of retrieval ) recovery or preservation from loss or danger

"work is the deliverance of mankind" "a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

(... is a kind of retrieval ) the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

(... is a kind of retrieval ) the act of taking something back

Definition 2: the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where retrieval or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my retrieval of people's names is very poor

(retrieval is a kind of ...) the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered

"he can do it from memory" "he enjoyed remembering his father"

Definition 3: (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory - [noun denoting process]

(retrieval is a kind of ...) an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform

(... is a kind of retrieval ) retrieval of information from unconnected databases; the situation that exists when it is necessary to climb out of one database in order to climb down into another; sometimes used for protection against wandering hackers

(retrieval belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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