Retrieval refers to the process of retrieving or recalling stored information from memory or a database.

Memory Retrieval

In the context of psychology, memory retrieval is the process of bringing to mind previously encoded and stored information. It involves accessing and retrieving specific details or memories from one’s long-term or short-term memory.

Database Retrieval

In computer science and information technology, retrieval is the process of accessing and fetching specific data or records from a database. It involves searching through a collection of stored information to find and return the desired results.