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American English: /rəˈtɛn(t)ʃ(ə)n/
British English: /rɪˈtɛnʃ(ə)n/

Translation of retention in Spanish:


  • 1 (of heat, moisture) water retention
    retención de líquidos
    Example sentences
    • So, for instance, fissures in the underlying bedrock or a man-made trench or pit will often fill with soils and matter that have greater moisture retention and more nutrients than the surrounding, undisturbed subsoil.
    • Labor and time are saved when the farmer doesn't plow the field, and the organic matter sitting on the soil works effectively to decrease water run-off and erosion and boost the soil's nutrient retention.
    • Gums help low-fat cheese products retain their shape, cuttability, melting characteristics, spreadability and moisture retention.
  • 4 (mental faculty)
    Example sentences
    • Do you hold store in ‘knowledge’ or retention of facts as an identifier to intellectual ability?
    • ‘Just one administration of the drug resulted in very potent memory retention,’ which may last as long as 21 days, he says.
    • Processing speed doesn't matter in the brain, says Hawkins, because the basis of thought is not data manipulation but memory retention and prediction.
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