from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of retrieving.
  • noun Computers The process of accessing information from memory or other storage devices.
  • noun The possibility of being retrieved or restored.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of retrieving; recovery; restoration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act retrieving.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the act of retrieving or something retrieved
  • noun computing the operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device
  • noun the cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
  • noun the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
  • noun (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory


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