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information retrievalnoun [U]

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IT the ​process of ​findinginformation that is ​stored in a ​computer, or of getting it from the ​internet, etc.: The huge ​impact of the ​internet on ​education and ​informationretrieval is affecting the ​pace of ​change in schools.
(Definition of information retrieval from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “information retrieval”
in Chinese (Simplified) (计算机上的)信息检索…
in Chinese (Traditional) (電腦上的)資訊檢索…
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