Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun retention

3 senses of retention

Sense 1
retention, keeping, holding -- (the act of retaining something)
       => possession, ownership -- (the act of having and controlling property)

Sense 2
memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity -- (the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger")
       => faculty, mental faculty, module -- (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Sense 3
retentiveness, retentivity, retention -- (the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil")
       => impermeability, impermeableness -- (the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid)

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