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English noun: retention

1. retention (act) the act of retaining something

Synonymsholding, keeping

Broader (hypernym)ownership, possession

Narrower (hyponym)storage, withholding

2. retention (cognition) the power of retaining and recalling past experience

SamplesHe had a good memory when he was younger.

Synonymsmemory, retentiveness, retentivity

Broader (hypernym)faculty, mental faculty, module

Narrower (hyponym)anamnesis, recollection, remembrance

3. retention (attribute) the power of retaining liquid

SamplesMoisture retentivity of soil.

Synonymsretentiveness, retentivity

Broader (hypernym)impermeability, impermeableness

Narrower (hyponym)urinary retention

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