Definition of Retrieval

1. Noun. (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory.

Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Computer Operation, Machine Operation
Specialized synonyms: Stovepiping



2. Noun. The cognitive operation of accessing information in memory. "My retrieval of people's names is very poor"
Generic synonyms: Memory, Remembering
Derivative terms: Retrieve

3. Noun. The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost).
Exact synonyms: Recovery
Generic synonyms: Act, Deed, Human Action, Human Activity
Specialized synonyms: Repossession, Reclamation, Deliverance, Delivery, Rescue, Saving, Ransom, Recapture, Retaking
Derivative terms: Recover, Retrieve

Definition of Retrieval

1. n. The act retrieving.

Definition of Retrieval

1. Noun. the act of retrieving or something retrieved ¹

2. Noun. (computing) the operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device ¹

3. Noun. the cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrieval

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Retrieval

1. The third stage in the memory process, after encoding and storage, involving mental processes associated with bringing stored information back into consciousness. See: memory. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrieval

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retrievability
retrievable
retrieval (current term)
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retrigged
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Literary usage of Retrieval

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Expanding Access to Science and Technology: The Role of Information by Ines Wesley-Tanaskovic, Jacques Tocatlian, Kenneth H. Roberts (1994)
"This environment requires an extension of information retrieval techniques to include retrieval from multiple files and the use of multiple retrieval ..."

2. Automated Data Sources for Ambulatory Care Effectiveness Research edited by Mary L. Grady, Harvey A. Schwartz (1995)
"The Research and Patient Management System Center (RPMS) is used by the Indian Health Service to service Indian reservations. Data retrieval The ..."

3. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"... and with an excellence higher than mere judgment can give, at the close of the play, when Cressida has sank into infamy below retrieval and beneath hope ..."

4. Fire Effects Information System: User's Guide by William C. Fischer, Melanie Miller, Cameron M. Johnston, Jane K. Smith (1998)
"Citation retrieval System The citation retrieval system (CRS) contains complete citations for all the literature assembled in conjunction with knowledge ..."

5. Access EPA: Major EPA Environmental Databases (1994)
"... Means of Access: Registration Process: Hours: AIRS AIRS replaces the old National Emission Data System (NEDS), Storage and retrieval of Aerometric Data ..."

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