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retrieve

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈtriːv/ us  
C2 to find and bring back something: We taught our dog to retrieve a ball. Computers are used to store and retrieve information efficiently.
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retrieval
noun [U] uk   /-ˈtriː.vəl/ us  
the storage and retrieval of information
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