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?
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
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.
* (information science) index term
* file descriptor
* segment descriptor