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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]

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  1. the act of retrieving or something retrieved
  2. the operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device
  3. the cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness


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