in formation retrieval

information retrieval

noun
the systematic storage and recovery of data, as from a file, card catalog, or the memory bank of a computer. Abbreviation: IR

Origin:
1945–50

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information retrieval
 
n
computing the process of recovering specific information from stored data

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