Origin of retention
Examples from the Web for retention
But this was an element of Jeff that I understood; his mimicry and his retention for music and melody.‘Greetings From Tim Buckley’: Penn Badgley on Playing Late Musician Jeff Buckley|Richard Porton|April 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It's also not simply that they want teacher promotion and retention to be tied to seniority, not test results.
In this position and as chair of compensation, he also authorized the retention of outside advisers.Herman Cain's Aquila Dealings Undercut His Business-Acumen Claims|Wayne Barrett|November 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST
His retention may indicate any federal case could revolve around more than the perjury and obstruction charges.
He considers demonstrated interest important for two key reasons: yield and retention.
One of the privileges granted in the terms of surrender was the retention, by officers and cavalrymen, of their own horses.The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson|Edward A. Moore
Knowledge by rote is no knowledge, it is only a retention of what has been intrusted to the memory.
For upon the retention of these ancient realities future human sanity and wholeness may well depend.The Nation's River|United States Department of the Interior
The first factor, power of retention, is the most fundamental and to some extent limits the usefulness of the other two.How to Teach|George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
Its retention, however, is not inconsistent with very great changes in the present political and economic arrangements.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
British Dictionary definitions for retention
Word Origin for retention
Word Origin and History for retention
late 14c., from Latin retentionem (nominative retentio) "a retaining, a holding back," noun of action from past participle stem of retinere (see retain). Originally medical; mental sense is from late 15c.