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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost); The cognitive operation of accessing information in memory; (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory.

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  • My retrieval of people's names is very poor
  • Does not require caching the search results other than the title retrieval information.
  • As already noted, egg retrieval is expensive and invasive.
  • During the word retrieval phase, participants simultaneously performed a visual attention task. for more
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