Retention

Definition of Retention

Re`ten´tion
n.1.The act of retaining, or the state of being ratined.
2.The power of retaining; retentiveness.
No woman's heart
So big, to hold so much; they lack retention.
- Shak.
3.That which contains something, as a tablet; a of preserving impressions.
4.The act of withholding; retraint; reserve.
5.Place of custody or confinement.
6.(Law) 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.
Retention cyst
(Med.) a cyst produced by obstruction of a duct leading from a secreting organ and the consequent retention of the natural secretions.

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abnegation, adhesiveness, bullheadedness, camera-eye, cohesiveness, consistency, contradiction, declension, declination, declinature, declining, denial, deprivation, disagreement, disallowance, disclaimer, disclamation, disobedience, dissent, eidetic memory, gluiness, glutinosity, gumminess, holding back, memory span, nay, negation, negative, negative answer, nix, no, nonacceptance, noncompliance, nonconsent, nonobservance, obstinacy, persistence, persistency, photographic memory, recantation, refusal, rejection, repudiation, retentive memory, retentiveness, retentivity, snugness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, stubbornness, tackiness, tenaciousness, thumbs-down, tightness, total memory, total recall, toughness, turndown, unwillingness, viscidity, viscosity, withholding
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