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re·ten·tion

 (rĭ-tĕn′shən)
n.
1. The act of retaining or the condition of being retained: the retention of nutrients in the soil; the retention of jobs in the city.
2. The practice of requiring a student to repeat a class or a year of school because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
3. The ability to recall or recognize what has been learned or experienced; memory.
4. The inability of a person or animal to eliminate a bodily waste.

[Middle English retencioun, from Old French retention, from Latin retentiō, retentiōn-, from retentus, past participle of retinēre, to retain; see retain.]

retention

(rɪˈtɛnʃən)
n
1. the act of retaining or state of being retained
2. the capacity to hold or retain liquid
3. the capacity to remember
4. (Pathology) pathol the abnormal holding within the body of urine, faeces, etc, that are normally excreted
5. (Commerce) commerce a sum of money owed to a contractor but not paid for an agreed period as a safeguard against any faults found in the work carried out
6. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (plural) accounting profits earned by a company but not distributed as dividends; retained earnings
[C14: from Latin retentiō, from retinēre to retain]

re•ten•tion

(rɪˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
1. the act of retaining or the state of being retained.
2. the power to retain; capacity for retaining.
3. the act or power of remembering things; memory.
[1350–1400; retencion < Latin retentiō holding back <reten-, variant s. of retinēre to retain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retention - the act of retaining somethingretention - the act of retaining something  
possession, ownership - the act of having and controlling property
withholding - the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control; "I resented his withholding permission"; "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"
storage - the act of storing something
2.retention - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
recollection, remembrance, anamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrences
3.retention - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
impermeability, impermeableness - the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
urinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"
Translations
إحْتِفاظ، إحْتِجاز
zadržování
bevarelse
visszatartás
varîveisla; minni
gerai išlaikantis
paturēšanasaglabāšana
zadržanie
akılda tutmahatırlamasaklama

retention

[rɪˈtenʃən] Nretención f (also Med)

retention

[rɪˈtɛnʃən] n
(= keeping) → maintien m
information retention → rétention f d'information, rétention f d'informations
(= ability to remember) → rétention f
(MEDICINE) [water, fluid] → rétention f
[heat, moisture] → rétention f

retention

n
Beibehaltung f; (of possession)Zurückhaltung f; (of water)Speicherung f; (of facts)Behalten nt; (of information by computer)Speicherung f; (of lawyer)Beauftragung f; (Med: also retention of urine) → Harnverhaltung f
(= memory)Gedächtnis nt

retention

[rɪˈtɛnʃn] n (frm) (gen) → conservazione f; (of facts, faces, names) → memorizzazione f (Med) → ritenzione f

retention

(rəˈtenʃən) noun
the act of retaining. the retention of information.
reˈtentive (-tiv) adjective
able to retain. a retentive memory.

re·ten·tion

n. retención, conservación;
fluid ______ de líquido;
gastric ______ gástrica;
___ enemaenema de ___;
urinary ______ urinaria.

retention

n retención f; urinary — retención urinaria
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