HyperDic: retrieval

English > 3 senses of the word retrieval:
NOUNprocessretrieval(computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
cognitionretrievalthe cognitive operation of accessing information in memory
actretrieval, recoverythe act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
retrieval > pronunciation
Soundsrihtriy'vahl; riytriy'vahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > retrieval: 3 senses > noun 1, process
Meaning(computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory.
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Narrowerstovepipingretrieval of information from unconnected databases
Broadercomputer operation, machine operationAn elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform
Spanishrecuperación
English > retrieval: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe cognitive operation of accessing information in memory.
Example"my retrieval of people's names is very poor"
Broadermemory, rememberingThe cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
Spanishrecuperación
Catalanrecobrament, recuperació
Verbsretrieverecall knowledge from memory
English > retrieval: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost).
Synonymrecovery
NarrowerransomThe act of freeing from captivity or punishment
recapture, retakingThe act of taking something back
reclamationThe recovery of useful substances from waste products
repossessionThe action of regaining possession (especially the seizure of collateral securing a loan that is in default)
rescue, deliverance, delivery, savingrecovery or preservation from loss or danger
Broaderact, deed, human action, human activitySomething that people do or cause to happen
Spanishrecuperación, reprise
Catalanrecobrament, recuperació
Verbsretrieveget or find back

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