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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory;

2. the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory;
- Example: "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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Retrieval \Re*triev"al\, n. The act retrieving. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "retrieval": 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