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retention

noun [U] uk   /rɪˈten.ʃən/ formal us  
C2 the continued use, existence, or possession of something or someone: Two influential senators have argued for the retention of the unpopular tax. The retention of old technology has slowed the company's growth. water/heat retention
Translations of “retention”
in Spanish retención…
in French conservation…
in German das Zurückhalten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保留, 保持, 維持…
in Russian сохранение, удерживание…
in Turkish muhafaza, tutma, alıkoyma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保留, 保持, 维持…
in Polish utrzymanie, zachowanie…
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