recovery meaning

[ ri'kʌvəri ] Pronunciation:   "recovery" in a sentence
  • Noun: recovery  ri'kúvuree
    1. Return to an original state
      "the recovery of the forest after the fire was surprisingly rapid" 
    2. Gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
      - convalescence, recuperation 
    3. The act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
      - retrieval

    Derived forms: recoveries

    See also: recover

    Type of: act, advance, betterment, deed, healing, human action, human activity, improvement

    Encyclopedia: Recovery

  • [Business]
    noun (plural recoveries)


    1 [U; C, usually sing.]

    the process of improving or becoming strong again:

    There are no signs yet of an economic recovery.

    a recovery in consumer spending

    The company's recovery plan will be unveiled at a meeting in New York.

    We consider this company to be a recovery stock

    (= one whose value is likely to rise as the company is improving).

    Analysts said that last month's recovery in share prices had run out of steam.

    2 [U]

    the process or fact of getting back sth, for example money that you are owed:

    The country's poor legal system has proved to be an obstacle to debt recovery.

    The police have new powers to assist in the tracing and recovery of criminal assets.

    3 [U]

    the process of obtaining oil, minerals, etc. from the ground

  • [Defence]

    1. In air (aviation) operations, that phase of a mission which involves the return of an aircraft to a land base or platform afloat.
    2. The retrieval of a mine from the location where emplaced.
    3. In personnel recovery, actions taken to physically gain custody of isolated personnel and return them to the initial reception point.
    4. Actions taken to extricate damaged or disabled equipment for return to friendly control or repair at another location.
    See also evader; evasion; recovery; recovery force.
    (JP 3-50)

  • [Economics]
    The phase of a trade cycle when output and employment are moving back from their slump troughs towards normal levels.

  • [Finance]
    The use of depreciation of assets to offset costs; or a new period of rising securities prices after a period of declining security values.


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  1. the doctors could hold out no hope of his recovery.
  2. they feted his recovery with ice cream and cake.
  3. there is still hope of his recovery.
  4. the patient is in recovery.
  5. they were happy days those of oliver's recovery.

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