retrieval


retrieval
UK [rɪˈtriːv(ə)l] / US [rɪˈtrɪv(ə)l] noun [uncountable]
1) the process of getting something back that was lost or not in its usual place

the retrieval of cargo from the sunken ship

2) computing the process of getting back information stored inside a computer in order to use it again

text retrieval

beyond/past retrieval — impossible to put back into a normal or satisfactory condition

The whole situation was beyond retrieval, so I just left.


English dictionary. 2014.

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