Associations to the word «Retention»


RETENTION, noun. The act of retaining or something retained
RETENTION, noun. The act or power of remembering things
RETENTION, noun. A memory; what is retained in the mind
RETENTION, noun. (medicine) The involuntary withholding of urine and faeces
RETENTION, noun. (obsolete) That which contains something, as a tablet; a means of preserving impressions.
RETENTION, noun. (obsolete) The act of withholding; restraint; reserve.
RETENTION, noun. (obsolete) A place of custody or confinement.
RETENTION, noun. (legal) The right to withhold a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right is duly paid; a lien.
RETENTION LINE, noun. (travel) A future-dated line of text put in to an airline reservation system or GDS to delay the booking being moved to archives.

Dictionary definition

RETENTION, noun. The act of retaining something.
RETENTION, noun. The power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger".
RETENTION, noun. The power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.