3. [syn: recovery, retrieval]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Retrieval \Re*triev"al\, n.
The act retrieving.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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]
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