• WordNet 3.6
    • n recovery the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
    • n recovery return to an original state "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid"
    • n recovery gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • Recovery Act of regaining the natural position after curtseying.
    • Recovery (Fencing, Sparring, etc) Act of regaining the position of guard after making an attack.
    • Recovery In rowing, the act of regaining the proper position for making a new stroke.
    • Recovery Restoration from sickness, weakness, faintness, or the like; restoration from a condition of mistortune, of fright, etc.
    • Recovery The act of recovering, regaining, or retaking possession.
    • Recovery The getting, or gaining, of something not previously had. "Help be past recovery ."
    • Recovery (Law) The obtaining in a suit at law of a right to something by a verdict and judgment of court.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • n recovery The act or power of recovering, regaining, retaking, conquering again, or obtaining renewed possession: as, to offer a reward for the recovery of stolen goods.
    • n recovery Restoration from a bad to a good condition; especially, restoration from sickness, faintness, or the like; also, restoration from low condition or misfortune.
    • n recovery Attainment; reaching.
    • n recovery In law, the obtaining of right to something by a verdict or judgment of court from an opposing party in a suit: as, the recovery of debt, damages, and costs by a plaintiff; the recovery of costs by a defendant; the recovery of land in ejectment. Compare fine, n., 3.
    • n recovery In fencing, the return of the fencer to his original position “on guard” after extending himself in the lunge (which see). It is done by raising the left hand sharply, withdrawing the right foot from its place in extension, and flexing the right elbow more or less till the foil or sword is in the proper position to await the opponent's riposte (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Recovery the act of recovering: the act of regaining anything lost: restoration to health or to any former state: the power of recovering anything:
    • Recovery (law) a verdict giving right to the recovery of debts or costs
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  • Norman Cousins
    “Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “With any recovery from morbidity there must go a certain healthy humiliation.”
  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “He is mad past recovery, but yet he has lucid intervals.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Valor consists in the power of self recovery.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. recovrer—L. recuperārere-, again, and Sabine cuprus, good; some suggest cupĕre, to desire.


In literature:

There is little tendency to spontaneous recovery, nor is a removal of the exciting cause often followed by recovery.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
She spoke to Lois as though she knew there was no possible chance of her recovery.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
These show a remarkable recovery of spirit, and an ingenuity never before excelled.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
The doctor tells me recovery depends largely on the mental condition.
"Swirling Waters" by Max Rittenberg
I led you to believe that there was a chance of recovery when I knew there was none.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
This apparently hastened the recovery of A (from 60 seconds to 12 seconds).
"Response in the Living and Non-Living" by Jagadis Chunder Bose
Exceptionally, recovery from very large doses if rejected by vomiting.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
With a swift recovery, though, she finished.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
At times recovery takes place suddenly, but as a rule it is gradual and remittent in character.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
He has sent me to proclaim release for captives and recovery of sight for the blind.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
The parliament, though in the agonies of despair, made still one effort for the recovery of their dominion.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part E. From Charles I. to Cromwell" by David Hume
A third, for the more easy recovery of small tithes.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Few saw him fall, and none dared attempt the recovery of his body.
"At War with Pontiac" by Kirk Munroe and J. Finnemore
With Drew's partial recovery the bungalow household lost its head a little.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
Since my recovery I have confined myself to voice teaching.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
He acted as though wild with delight over its recovery.
"The Outdoor Chums at Cabin Point" by Quincy Allen
The wise physician will not neglect these if he desires to cure his patient and make his recovery as complete as possible.
"Plain Facts for Old and Young" by John Harvey Kellogg
Concentrate the honoured will on life, and complete recovery to health will follow.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Death may occur at any time or the process may be arrested and recovery take place at any stage of the disease.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
Mr Hanson begged to have charge of the expedition, as he felt an especial interest in the recovery of Ned.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston

In poetry:

This occurs more or less than it did in the past times.
There are statistics. There are no real statistics.
There is also no heroism. There is merely
Fatigue, pain, great confusion, sometimes recovery.
"Minor Litany" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

After his procedure, above, Tyler Sanzone is in the recovery room with his parents,… (APRIL SAUL / Staff Photographer ).
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- When it comes to post workout recovery drinks, there are a variety of choices ranging from Gatorade, Powerade, Red Bull and water.
A new study shows it's the perfect recovery drink.
Tech firms are doing so well that boosters say they will spur a broader economic recovery.
The recovery was long, nearly six months, and painful.
Portrait of a Slow Recovery.
Job Growth Falters Badly, Clouding Hope for Recovery.
William Cohan , Three Little Pigs, Recovery Spring.
NOAA announce detailed Central Coast coho salmon recovery plan.
More than 50 000 people participated in the rescue and recovery work that followed the Sept 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC).
William Glisson says he can't make sense of his amazing recovery any other way.
0 Commune 's traveling pop-up shop in Japan carries designs such as the letterpress thumbprint artwork and aprons that were created specifically to raise money for a tsunami recovery project.
Commune 's traveling pop-up shop in Japan carries designs such as the letterpress thumbprint artwork and aprons that were created specifically to raise money for a tsunami recovery project.
Catholic Charities tops $1 million for flood recovery.
Flood recovery efforts in the Minot area received a boost Monday with gift of more than $1 million from Catholic Charities North Dakota.

In science:

Hence, we strictly separate many-sorted vs. generic recovery from failure.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The second ones were obtained from the recovery data.) The red LED data from PIN2 are missing because the pulse heights were outside the ADC range.
LED Monitoring System for the BTeV Lead Tungstate Crystal Calorimeter Prototype
The results using the α-PMT for the two different 25 h sets of data look very similar, but the recovery-period data appears slightly more stable.
LED Monitoring System for the BTeV Lead Tungstate Crystal Calorimeter Prototype
The particles exiting the target go then through H2 and then through the recovery tube.
Intense Source of Slow Positrons
In these cases appropriate syndrome measurements and recovery operations can reverse errors.
Quantum error correction of coherent errors by randomization
There is no guarantee of any accuracy in recovery of the obstacle by LSM.
Analysis of a method for identification of obstacles
Temlyakov, On Approximate Recovery of Functions with Bounded Mixed Derivative, J.
Complexity of multivariate Feynman-Kac path integration in randomized and quantum settings
Around 1985 they formulated a conjecture about “recovery of the scene” by a simple random walker. A weaker form of this: “distinguishability of two scenes”, was proven by Benjamini and Kesten ().
On random walks in random scenery
This gives us in Section 2 a general scenery recovery result on the level of measures, from which we deduce in a simple way in Section 3 a proof for the distinguishability of periodic sceneries.
On random walks in random scenery
On the recovery of joint distributions from limited information. J.
Characterizations of joint distributions, copulas, information, dependence and decoupling, with applications to time series
Near optimal signal recovery from random pro jections and universal encoding strategies.
Learning Trigonometric Polynomials from Random Samples and Exponential Inequalities for Eigenvalues of Random Matrices
This leads to a correction of the above recovery function and to the values of T1 , in the form of a reduction of maximally 20%.
Pressure induced variation of the ground state of CeAl3
Hence we have inversion formulas involving Neumann series expansions recovering the function from its geodesic ray transform. A similar argument works for the recovery of the solenoidal part of a vector field from its geodesic ray transform.
A generalization of inversion formulas of Pestov and Uhlmann
This subspace has to be selected in such a way that possible errors can be corrected perfectly by appropriate control measurements and recovery operations.
Stabilization of quantum information by combined dynamical decoupling and detected-jump error correction
Furthermore, in practical applications one is also interested in minimizing the residual errors originating from errors during recovery operations, for example, and from the dynamical decoupling method itself.
Stabilization of quantum information by combined dynamical decoupling and detected-jump error correction