Definition of recovery
1 : the act, process, or an instance of recovering; especially : an economic upturn (as after a depression)
2 : the process of combating a disorder (as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem
Examples of recovery in a sentence
This policy may slow the pace of economic recovery.
We hope for the recovery of the stolen paintings.
Their mission was the recovery of the space capsule.
First Known Use of recovery
RECOVERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recovery for English Language Learners
: the act or process of becoming healthy after an illness or injury : the act or process of recovering
: the act or process of returning to a normal state after a period of difficulty
: the return of something that has been lost, stolen, etc.
RECOVERY Defined for Kids
Definition of recovery for Students
: the act or process of regaining or returning to a normal or usual state <She made a full recovery.>
Medical Definition of recovery
: the act of regaining or returning toward a normal or healthy state
Legal Definition of recovery
1 : the act, process, or fact of recovering
2a : the obtaining, getting back, or vindication of a right or property by judgment or decree; especially : the obtaining of damages b : an amount awarded by or collected as a result of a judgment or decree
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