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Definitions of retention

  1. the act of keeping in your possession Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The power of retaining; retentiveness. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of withholding; retraint; reserve. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Place of custody or confinement. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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
  9. That which contains something, as a tablet; a of preserving impressions. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The persistence to perform a learned behavior (facts or experiences) after an interval has elapsed in which there has been no performance or practice of the behavior. Medical Dictionary DB
  11. 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.
  12. 1. The keeping in the body of what normally belongs there, especially the retaining of food and drink in the stomach. 2. The keeping in the body of what normally should be discharged, as urine or feces. 3. Keeping in mind; memory. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. Delayed normal discharge, as retention of the urine. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  14. Act or power of retaining: memory: restraint: custody. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Act of retaining. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act or power of retaining. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. That which contains something, as a tablet; a [R.] Shak. dictgcide_fs
  20. r[=e]-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. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  21. Accumulation of a solid or liquid substance, in canals intended for its excretion, or in a reservoir, intended to contain it for a short period. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  22. Retaining; esp. (medieval) failure to evacuate urine or other secretion. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. The persistent keeping within the body of matters normally excreted. American pocket medical dictionary.
  24. A holding back or holding in of natural excretions of the body. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  25. The absence of a natural discharge without any real retention. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. [Latin] Act of retaining or keeping; state of being retained or confined; custody; - power of retaining; the faculty of the mind by which it retains ideas. Cabinet Dictionary

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