retrieval

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re·triev·al

noun \ri-ˈtrē-vəl\

: the act or process of getting and bringing back something : the act or process of retrieving something

Full Definition of RETRIEVAL

1
:  an act or process of retrieving
2
:  possibility of being retrieved or of recovering <beyond retrieval>

Examples of RETRIEVAL

  1. the retrieval of stolen goods
  2. The system allows quick storage and retrieval of data.

First Known Use of RETRIEVAL

circa 1643

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