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Synonyms for retention
rɪˈtɛn ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retention, keeping, holding(noun)

    the act of retaining something

    property, memory, retentiveness, keeping, guardianship, belongings, safekeeping, holding, retentivity

  2. memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity(noun)

    the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    "he had a good memory when he was younger"

    memory, computer memory, keeping, store, retentiveness, holding, retentivity, computer storage, memory board, storage, remembering

  3. retentiveness, retentivity, retention(noun)

    the power of retaining liquid

    "moisture retentivity of soil"

    memory, keeping, retentivity, retentiveness, holding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retention(n.)

    reservation, holding, keeping, retaining, detention

  2. retention(n.)

    maintenance, preservation, conservation

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  1. Sarah Bingham:

    Theyre like, You know the masks dont work, right? Or something about carbon dioxide retention, thinking that its bad for you to wear the mask or that you look stupid wearing a mask.

  2. Andy Hughes:

    The concern is what happens to retention.

  3. Trey Gowdy:

    This Committee is left with no alternative but to request Secretary Clinton appear before this Committee for a transcribed interview to better understand decisions the Secretary made relevant to the creation, maintenance, retention, and ultimately deletion of public records.

  4. Fred Haddad:

    Clearly risk retention is an issue for all CLO issuers and has begun to have a limiting effect on issuance and will continue to do so up until the end of 2016.

  5. Carlos Armando Uribe:

    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.

Translations for retention

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  • احتفاظArabic
  • tilbageholdelseDanish
  • Behalten, BeibehaltungGerman
  • κράτησηGreek
  • retención, retentiva, recuerdoSpanish
  • säilitamineEstonian
  • säilyttäminen, muistaminenFinnish
  • rétentionFrench
  • coinneáilIrish
  • अवधारणHindi
  • conservazione, ritenzioneItalian
  • 保持Japanese
  • geheugen, retentievermogen, memorie, retentie, herinnering, vasthouding, herinneringsvermogenDutch
  • bevaringNorwegian
  • pamięćPolish
  • retençãoPortuguese
  • memorare, amintire, reținere, memorie, retențieRomanian
  • сохранение, задержание, удержание, сохранение в памяти, память, удерживаниеRussian
  • నిలుపుదలTelugu
  • 保留Chinese

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    A synonym of "dry"
    • A. juiceless
    • B. sodden
    • C. steamy
    • D. drippy

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