information retrieval


noun

the systematic storage and recovery of data, as from a file, card catalog, or the memory bank of a computer. Abbreviation: IR

Origin of information retrieval

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for information retrieval

information retrieval

noun

computing the process of recovering specific information from stored data

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