Retrieval definition

rĭ-trēvəl
(computers) The process of accessing information from memory or other storage devices.
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The act or process of retrieving.
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The possibility of being retrieved or restored.

Lost possessions beyond retrieval.

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The act or process of retrieving.
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The act of retrieving or something retrieved.
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The cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness.
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Possibility of recovery or restoration.
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Retrieval is the act of getting something back, or of accessing stored data and files in a computer.

An example of retrieval is when you lose your keys down an elevator shaft and you get your maintenance man to help you get them back.

An example of retrieval is when you access a file that you saved on a hard drive on your computer.

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(computing) The operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
retrieval
Plural:
retrievals