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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recovery  \Re*cov"er*y\,  n. 
  1.  Act  of  regaining  the  natural  position  after  curtseying. 
  2.  (Fencing,  Sparring,  etc.)  Act  of  regaining  the  position  of 
  guard  after  making  an  attack. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recovery  \Re*cov"er*y\  (r?*k?v"?r*?),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  recovering,  regaining,  or  retaking  possession. 
  2.  Restoration  from  sickness,  weakness,  faintness,  or  the 
  like  restoration  from  a  condition  of  mistortune,  of 
  fright,  etc 
  3.  (Law)  The  obtaining  in  a  suit  at  law  of  a  right  to 
  something  by  a  verdict  and  judgment  of  court. 
  4.  The  getting,  or  gaining,  of  something  not  previously  had 
  [Obs.]  ``Help  be  past  recovery.''  --Tusser. 
  5.  In  rowing,  the  act  of  regaining  the  proper  position  for 
  making  a  new  stroke. 
  {Common  recovery}  (Law),  a  species  of  common  assurance  or 
  mode  of  conveying  lands  by  matter  of  record,  through  the 
  forms  of  an  action  at  law,  formerly  in  frequent  use  but 
  now  abolished  or  obsolete,  both  in  England  and  America. 
  --Burrill.  Warren. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  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 
  [syn:  {convalescence},  {recuperation}] 
  3:  the  act  of  regaining  or  saving  something  lost  (or  in  danger 
  of  becoming  lost)  [syn:  {retrieval}] 

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