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retrieval

noun

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the act or process of getting something back
  • a law firm that has been involved in the retrieval of artworks that were plundered during the war

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The first known use of retrieval was circa 1643

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“Retrieval.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retrieval. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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