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retentionnoun [U]

uk   us   /rɪˈten.ʃən/ formal
(Definition of retention from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retentionnoun [U]

 us   /rɪˈten·ʃən/
the ​ability to ​keep or ​continue having something: Officials are ​focusing on ​jobcreation, not ​job retention.
retentive
adjective  us   /rɪˈten·tɪv/
a retentive ​memory
(Definition of retention from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"retention" in Business English

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retentionnoun

uk   us   /rɪˈtenʃən/
[U] HR, WORKPLACE the ​ability of a ​company to ​keep its ​employees and ​stop them from going to ​work somewhere else: The ​studyfound that ​mentoringprograms have a ​positiveimpact on teachers and their retention. Health ​benefits are an important recruitment and retentiontool. Both these ​organizations have ​improved staff retention by ​paying great ​attention to ​officedesign. Employee retention is one of the ​majorissues confronting ​business today.
COMMERCE the ​ability of a ​company to ​keep its ​customers, rather than ​losing them to ​competitors: Revenue ​growth, in ​turn, is ​achieved by ​pursuinggrowingmarketsegments, by ​finding new ​customers, and by ​improving the retention of existing ​customers.customer/client retention Customer retention is the ​key to ​profitablegrowth. The ​unit has a ​client retention ​rate of 85%.
[C] ACCOUNTING an ​amount of ​money that is ​owed to someone for doing ​work but that is not ​paid until the ​work has been completed in a ​satisfactory way: If a ​withheld retention is ​disputed, the ​contractor is generally ​entitled to ​adjudication.
[U] the continued use or ​possession of something or someone: The city has traditionally favoured the retention of ​space for ​business and ​employment uses, but some ​residences are now being ​built. The ​company denied that there were any problems with its document retentionprocedures.
(Definition of retention from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “retention”
in Spanish retención…
in Vietnamese sự giữ lại…
in Malaysian penahanan…
in Thai การเก็บรักษา…
in French conservation…
in German das Zurückhalten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保留, 保持, 维持…
in Turkish muhafaza, tutma, alıkoyma…
in Russian сохранение, удерживание…
in Indonesian penahanan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保留, 保持, 維持…
in Polish utrzymanie, zachowanie…
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