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1. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the act of retaining something.

Synonyms

  • possession
  • keeping
  • withholding
  • storage
  • ownership

Antonyms

  • volatile storage
  • software
  • non-volatile storage
  • nonvolatile storage

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Retention

  • misapprehension
  • comprehension
  • condescension
  • reinvention
  • hypotension
  • hypertension
  • apprehension
  • suspension
  • prevention
  • pretension
  • extension
  • convention
  • contention
  • laurentian
  • invention
  • dissension
  • dimension
  • detention
  • attention
  • ascension
  • tension
  • pension
  • mention
  • henschen
  • gentian

How do you pronounce retention?

Pronounce retention as riˈtɛnʃən.

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Sentences with retention


1. Noun, singular or mass
Fill in any low areas with dirt to reduce water retention and avoid repeat nimbleweed growth.

Quotes about retention


1. Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.
- Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

2. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the power of retaining and recalling past experience.

Synonyms

  • anamnesis
  • retentiveness
  • recollection
  • remembrance
  • mental faculty
  • memory
  • retentivity
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • porosity
  • porousness
  • permeableness

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)

3. retention

noun. ['riːˈtɛnʃən'] the power of retaining liquid.

Synonyms

  • retentiveness
  • impermeableness
  • impermeability
  • retentivity

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • addition

Etymology

  • retencioun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • retentio (Latin)
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