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retrieval

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noun re·triev·al \ri-ˈtrē-vəl\

Simple Definition of retrieval

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

Full Definition of retrieval

  1. 1 :  an act or process of retrieving

  2. 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.



Circa 1643

First Known Use of retrieval

circa 1643




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