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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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