Meaning of “recovery” in the English Dictionary

"recovery" in English

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recoverynoun [ S or U ]

uk /rɪˈkʌv.ər.i/ us /rɪˈkʌv.ɚ.i/

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 becoming successful or normal again after problems:

At last the economy is showing signs of recovery.

B2 the process of getting something back:

The police arranged 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)

"recovery" in American English

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recoverynoun [ C/U ]

us /rɪˈkʌv·ə·ri/

the act or process of getting better; improvement:

[ U ] The economy is showing signs of recovery.
[ U ] The story deals with the recovery of (= getting back) stolen jewelry.

(Definition of “recovery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recovery" in Business English

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uk /rɪˈkʌvəri/ us

[ S or U ] ECONOMICS, FINANCE a process in which a situation improves after a difficult period, or in which prices increase after falling in value:

Improvement in trade has been driven by the lower cost of borrowing and the recovery of the manufacturing sector.
Construction activity in Europe is now showing signs of recovery.
The newly elected CEO has pledged to put the company back on the road to recovery after the corporate scandal late last year.
a solid/strong/slow recovery
(a) recovery from sth Wall Street's recovery from a poor start helped the London market restrict its loss to 10.7 points, with the FTSE 100 index finishing at 3669.7.
The recovery in equity markets 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 monetary damages.

[ S or U ] the process of getting something back that was lost or almost destroyed:

Improvement was due mainly to continued recovery of market share in the drinks sector.

[ S or U ] ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, TAX →  depreciation recovery

[ S or U ] NATURAL RESOURCES the process of getting natural resources 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)