Retrieval vs Descriptor - What's the difference?

retrieval | descriptor |


As nouns the difference between retrieval and descriptor

is that retrieval is the act of retrieving or something retrieved while descriptor is that which describes; a word, phrase, etc serving as a description.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

retrieval

Noun

(en noun)
  • the act of retrieving or something retrieved
  • (computing) the operation of accessing data, either from memory or from a storage device
  • the cognitive process of bringing stored information into consciousness
  • descriptor

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • That which describes; a word, phrase, etc. serving as a description.
  • # (computing) The name of a category of data in an information storage and retrieval system.
  • # (information science) A word that describes the subject of an article or book.
  • Synonyms

    * (information science) index term

    Derived terms

    * file descriptor * segment descriptor