[ US /ɹiˈtɛnʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪtˈɛnʃən/ ]
  1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience
    he had a good memory when he was younger
  2. the act of retaining something
  3. the power of retaining liquid
    moisture retentivity of soil
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How To Use retention In A Sentence

  • She also blames retention of green belt land for small houses and high prices. Times, Sunday Times
  • The process to make the cap includes positioning viscous plastic material in a mold to produce the desired retention member shape.
  • This type of soil will permit good drainage while allowing sufficient water retention.
  • To produce useful amounts of energy from fusion on earth, scientists must produce a plasma with the required temperature, density, and heat retention.
  • That this witty pioneer of the blogosphere, who made her name deflating the pretentions of the insider club of thin-skinned mediawhores no longer identifies with that sentiment is a cautionary tale. Hullabaloo
  • Both antihistamines and anticholinergics can have anticholinergic side effects, including dry mouth, urinary retention, blurred vision, and exacerbation of narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • The retention of old technology has slowed the company's growth.
  • The huge outcry in the wake of last year's organ retention scandals has had a very damaging effect with a large drop in the number of people donating organs for transplantation.
  • Side effects may include headaches, muscle pain, joint stiffness, weakness, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), sugar in your urine (glucosuria), swollen hands and feet due to fluid retention, and redness and itching in the area you inject. Medlogs - Recent stories
  • We conclude that TUNA is effective for patients with urinary retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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