Definition of retention :
1. Place of custody or confinement.
2. That which contains something, as a tablet; a of preserving impressions.
3. The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
4. The act of withholding; retraint; reserve.
5. The power of retaining; retentiveness.
6. The right of withholding a debt, or of retaining property until a debt due to the person claiming the right be duly paid; a lien.
custody (part of speech: noun)
memory (part of speech: noun)
- Therefore, its retention in the pores of the wood is a positive advantage. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
- This development of the idea, an idea which has won a place for itself and the retention of which seems desirable despite all opposition, may go further still in the future. - "The Future of International Law", Lassa Oppenheim.
- For I had been reflecting upon the capacity of human mind for retaining secrets and had come to the conclusion that it is so constructed that its power of retention is remarkably small. - "The Blue Germ", Martin Swayne.