[ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n], [ɹɪtˈɛnʃən], [ɹɪtˈɛnʃən]

Definitions of retention:

  1.   Act or power of retaining: memory: restraint: custody. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Act of retaining. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   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.
  4.   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.
  5.   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.

Quotes for retention:

  1. Anticipation of movement, through muscular innervation and memory, by its retention of nerve impulse images, extend the present to the limit of a second or so. – John Desmond Bernal
  2. We're looking to have the ability to come in and be able to capitalize on the marketing in order to grow the top -line. We basically leverage what has worked with our other successful acquisitions- investment in marketing, retention and student services. – John B. Larson
  3. We have closely monitored the ups and downs of recruiting and retention trends for many years and have been quick to sound the alarm when challenges came into view. – John M. McHugh
  4. Perfect retention I don't think I could do that -I've never disciplined myself to do it. I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline. Which improvisation is not. – George Shearing
  5. Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom. – Zack Wamp

Usage examples for retention:

  1. Should an area be found which the bank and His Majesty's representative consider suitable, and His Majesty's government consider desirable, Lord Lansdowne will be glad to consider favorably proposals for the creation of a Jewish colony or settlement under such conditions as will seem to the members to guarantee the retention of their national customs...." ” – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  2. He had vices, certainly, but they were the vices of his time and country, and there is no sufficient evidence that he carried them to excess, while his retention of physical and intellectual vigor afford the strongest possible proof of the contrary. ” – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  3. Those who accomplish most, however, compare favorably with others in length of days and retention of health. ” – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill
  4. General Whyte found the conquest of the Dutch settlement of Demerara a far easier task than its retention – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  5. But, considering that their order, in times long since passed away, shone forth with the grace of much nobility and honour, and that they were for a length of time held in vast reverence by the faithful, and that we had then heard of no suspicion concerning the premises, or of evil report against them; and also, that from the beginning of their religion, they have publicly borne the cross of Christ, exposing their bodies and goods against the enemies of the faith, for the acquisition, retention and defence of the Holy Land, consecrated by the precious blood of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we were unwilling to yield a ready belief to the accusation...." ” – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  6. And when we hear a remark spoken, we are conscious of the earlier words while the later ones are being uttered, and this retention feels different from recollection of something definitely past. ” –  by
  7. When we are asleep, the vital forces are at a low ebb, the process of digestion is for the time nearly suspended, and the retention of incompletely digested food in the stomach may cause bad dreams and troubled sleep. ” – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  8. Though Clara had passed out of her world since those first days of illness, Jane held her in a memory which knew no motive of retention so strong as gratitude. ” – The Nether World by George Gissing
  9. We might even omit the intermediate portions of the pitch ellipses themselves; but as they move in rolling contact their retention can do no harm, and in one part of the movement will be beneficial, as they will do part of the work; for if, when turning, as shown by the arrows, we consider the wheel whose axis is D as the driver, it will be noted that its radius of contact, C P, is on the increase; and so long as this is the case the other wheel will be compelled to move by contact of the pitch lines, although the link be omitted. ” – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  10. The tariff worked to the advantage of many people, and its retention was insistently demanded by them; the internal revenue taxes were disliked, and few things were more popular after the war than their reduction. ” – The United States Since The Civil War by Charles Ramsdell Lingley

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