Associations to the word «Retrieval»


RETRIEVAL, noun. The act of retrieving or something retrieved
RETRIEVAL, noun. (computing) the operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device
RETRIEVAL, noun. The cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness

Dictionary definition

RETRIEVAL, noun. (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory.
RETRIEVAL, noun. The cognitive operation of accessing information in memory; "my retrieval of people's names is very poor".
RETRIEVAL, noun. The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost).

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