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Noun retrieval has 3 senses
  1. retrieval - (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory
    --1 is a kind of
    computer operation, machine operation
    --1 has particulars: stovepiping
  2. retrieval - the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory; "my retrieval of people's names is very poor"
    --2 is a kind of
    memory, remembering
    Derived form: verb retrieve3
  3. recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
    --3 is a kind of deed, feat, effort, exploit
    --3 has particulars:
     repossession; reclamation; rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving; ransom; recapture, retaking
    Derived form: verb retrieve1
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