Definitions of retention

  1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The power of retaining; retentiveness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act of withholding; retraint; reserve. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Place of custody or confinement. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which contains something, as a tablet; a of preserving impressions. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of keeping, or state of being kept, in possession; act or power of keeping things in the mind; memory. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act or power of retaining: memory: restraint: custody. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of retaining. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The act of retaining; the power of retaining, specially ideas in the mind; restraint. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act or power of retaining, as in the memory; the undue withholding of some natural discharge; restraint. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for retention

  1. The tariff worked to the advantage of many people, and its retention was insistently demanded by them; the internal revenue taxes were disliked, and few things were more popular after the war than their reduction. – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley
  2. His one serious fault is the retention of the conventional mannerism of the eighteenth century in point of poetic diction, and he might argue that time had almost irrevocably associated this with the chanson style. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury