Definition of Retention:

  1. The continued possession, use, or control of something.

  2. The condition of retaining (keeping) something. You may be able to memorize facts in the short-term, but how well is your retention of those facts over the long-term? Successful companies need to foster a good working environment so that employee retention remains at a high level. See also retention clause, retention period, and retention ratio.

Synonyms of Retention

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, Tenacity, Thumbs-down, Tightness, Total memory, Total recall, Toughness, Turndown, Unwillingness, Viscidity, Viscosity, Withholding

How to use Retention in a sentence?

  1. The young professional began taking classes to increase her memory capacity, and to help her retention and focusing skills to perform better at work.
  2. The employee retention at the company was very high due to a combination of high wages, benefits, and employee fulfillment programs.
  3. This department is responsible for keeping up with a lot of daily data which means your retention must be good so that you can hold onto information for a long time.
  4. The retention of direct control by central government.

Meaning of Retention & Retention Definition