1 (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
2 the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory; "my retrieval of people's names is very poor"
3 the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost) [syn: recovery]
Retrieval could refer to:
deliverance, delivery, extrication, freeing, liberation, lifesaving, ransom, recapture, reclaiming, reclamation, recoup, recoupment, recovery, recuperation, redemption, regainment, release, reoccupation, replevin, replevy, repossession, rescue, restoration, resumption, retake, retaking, retrieve, revindication, revival, salvage, salvation, saving, trover