Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retrieval

3 senses of retrieval

Sense 1
retrieval -- ((computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory)
       => computer operation, machine operation -- (an elementary operation that a computer is designed and built to perform)

Sense 2
retrieval -- (the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory; "my retrieval of people's names is very poor")
       => memory, remembering -- (the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered; "he can do it from memory"; "he enjoyed remembering his father")

Sense 3
recovery, retrieval -- (the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost))
       => act, deed, human action, human activity -- (something that people do or cause to happen)

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