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Definition of "retrieval" []

  • The act or process of retrieving. (noun)
  • Computer Science The process of accessing information from memory or other storage devices. (noun)
  • The possibility of being retrieved or restored: lost possessions beyond retrieval. (noun)
  • The act or process of retrieving (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The possibility of recovery, restoration, or rectification (esp in the phrase beyond retrieval) (noun)
  • A computer filing operation that recalls records or other data from a file (noun)

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Use "retrieval" in a sentence
  • "Does not require caching the search results other than the title retrieval information."
  • "Not that I don't think information retrieval is an important skill that every child should have, but my fiction circulates SO much more than nonfiction -- even those that are curricular based nonfiction titles do not always get taken out."
  • "While information retrieval is still exceedingly important, the infrastructure has blown the doors off of write-access, turning the Web into the Peer to Peer network that it was invented to be."