HyperDic: retention

English > 3 senses of the word retention:
NOUNactretention, keeping, holdingthe act of retaining something
cognitionretention, memory, retentiveness, retentivitythe power of retaining and recalling past experience
attributeretention, retentiveness, retentivitythe power of retaining liquid
retention > pronunciation
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English > retention: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of retaining something.
Synonymskeeping, holding
NarrowerstorageThe act of storing something
withholdingThe act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control
Broaderpossession, ownershipThe act of having and controlling property
Spanishholding, retención
Adjectivesretentivehaving the capacity to retain something
Verbsretainsecure and keep for possible future use or application
English > retention: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe power of retaining and recalling past experience.
Synonymsmemory, retentiveness, retentivity
Narrowerremembrance, recollection, anamnesisThe ability to recall past occurrences
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishmemoria, retentiva
Catalanmemòria, retentiva
Verbsretainkeep in one's mind / mind
English > retention: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe power of retaining liquid.
Synonymsretentiveness, retentivity
Narrowerurinary retentionholding urine in the urinary bladder
Broaderimpermeability, impermeablenessThe property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid / liquid
Spanishretención, retenimiento

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