retention, keeping, holding(noun)
the act of retaining something
memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity(noun)
the power of retaining and recalling past experience
"he had a good memory when he was younger"
retentiveness, retentivity, retention(noun)
the power of retaining liquid
"moisture retentivity of soil"
The act of retaining or something retained
The act or power of remembering things
A memory, what is retained in the mind
The involuntary withholding of urine and faeces
Origin: From retencioun, from retentio, from retentus, the perfect passive participle of retineo (from re- + teneo).
the act of retaining, or the state of being ratined
the power of retaining; retentiveness
that which contains something, as a tablet; a //// of preserving impressions
the act of withholding; retraint; reserve
place of custody or confinement
the right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien
Origin: [L. retentio: cf. F. rtention. See Retain.]
The condition of remaining in a place or position or of holding within.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-ten′shun, n. act or power of retaining: memory: restraint: custody: preservation: (med.) power of retaining, inability to void: (Scots law) a lien, the right of withholding a debt until a debt due to the claimant is paid.—n. Retent′, that which is retained.—adj. Reten′tive, having power to retain.—adv. Reten′tively.—ns. Reten′tiveness, Retentiv′ity; Reten′tor, a muscle which serves to retain an organ in place.—Magnetic retentiveness, coercive force.
The numerical value of Retention in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Retention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The concern is what happens to retention.
Great clinical care plus a great experience equals patient retention, loyalty and patient advocacy.
On the data retention directive, the European Commission does not plan to present a new legislative initiative.
Retaining agents is more important than hiring more agents, what the agency is doing right now for retention is nothing.
It's likely it will rain less but it will rain. In some areas that have soils with good moisture retention, there is no risk.
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Translations for Retention
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Behalten, BeibehaltungGerman
- retención, retentiva, recuerdoSpanish
- säilyttäminen, muistaminenFinnish
- conservazione, ritenzioneItalian
- geheugen, retentievermogen, memorie, retentie, herinnering, vasthouding, herinneringsvermogenDutch
- memorare, amintire, reținere, memorie, retențieRomanian
- сохранение, задержание, удержание, сохранение в памяти, память, удерживаниеRussian
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