Meaning of retention

re•ten•tion

Pronunciation: (ri-ten'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of retaining.
  2. the state of being retained.
  3. the power to retain; capacity for retaining.
  4. the act or power of remembering things; memory.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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