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"recovery" in British English

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recoverynoun [S or U]

uk   /rɪˈkʌv.ər.i/  us   /-ɚ-/
the ​process of ​becoming well again after an ​illness or ​injury: Mira made a ​full recovery from the ​operation. We're ​sorry to ​hear you're ​ill, and ​wish you a ​speedy recovery. the ​process of ​becomingsuccessful or ​normal again after ​problems: At last the ​economy is ​showing signs of recovery.B2 the ​process of getting something back: The ​policearranged the recovery of the ​body from the ​river.
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(Definition of recovery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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recoverynoun [C/U]

 us   /rɪˈkʌv·ə·ri/
the ​act or ​process of getting ​better; ​improvement: [U] The ​economy is ​showingsigns of recovery. [U] The ​storydeals with the recovery of (= getting back)stolenjewelry.
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"recovery" in Business English

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recoverynoun

uk   us   /rɪˈkʌvəri/
[S or U] ECONOMICS, FINANCE a ​process in which a ​situationimproves after a difficult ​period, or in which ​pricesincrease after ​falling in ​value: Improvement in ​trade has been ​driven by the ​lowercost of ​borrowing and the recovery of the ​manufacturingsector. Construction ​activity in ​Europe is now showing ​signs of recovery. The newly ​electedCEO has ​pledged to put the ​company back on the road to recovery after the ​corporatescandal late last ​year. economic/​global/​stockmarket recovery a solid/​strong/​slow recovery recovery ​plans/​programs/​efforts(a) recovery from sth Wall Street's recovery from a ​poorstart helped the London ​marketrestrict its ​loss to 10.7 ​points, with the FTSE 100 ​indexfinishing at 3669.7. The recovery inequitymarkets partly explains the fact that the firm's ​shares have more than ​doubled.make/stage a recovery Property has ​staged a recovery this ​year.a recovery begins/continues/progresses We believe it will be some ​time before a recovery begins.
LAW the ​process of getting ​money from a ​person or ​company that has caused you ​loss or ​damage by ​order of a ​court of ​law: Most of the ​claimants are ​seeking recovery of ​monetarydamages.
[S or U] the ​process of getting something back that was ​lost or almost destroyed: Improvement was ​due mainly to continued recovery of ​marketshare in the drinks ​sector.
[S or U] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, TAX →  depreciation recovery
[S or U] NATURAL RESOURCES the ​process of getting ​naturalresources such as ​oil or ​gas from under the ​ground or sea: Plans to pipe greenhouse ​gases off to the North Sea could be used to ​increase oil recovery.
(Definition of recovery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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