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information retrieval

noun
1.
the systematic storage and recovery of data, as from a file, card catalog, or the memory bank of a computer.
Abbreviation: IR.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for information-retrieval

information retrieval

noun
1.
(computing) the process of recovering specific information from stored data
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