retrieval

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noun re·triev·al \ri-ˈtrē-vəl\

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 in a sentence

  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




RETRIEVAL Defined for English Language Learners

retrieval

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noun re·triev·al \ri-ˈtrē-vəl\

Definition of retrieval for English Language Learners

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



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