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retrieval (n.)

"act or process of retrieving," 1640s, from retrieve + -al (2).

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Definitions of retrieval from WordNet

retrieval (n.)
(computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory;
retrieval (n.)
the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory;
my retrieval of people's names is very poor
retrieval (n.)
the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost);
Synonyms: recovery
From wordnet.princeton.edu