Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Retention"

The meaning of "Retention" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa retention?
A: @learner-_
Retention is the act of continuing to possess, control, or hold on to or retain something.

The power or ability to keep or hold something...
memory retention.
Water retention.

Retention is the act or condition of keeping or containing something.
An example of retention is a dam holding back a river.
Retention of someone being held in a rehabilitation center.
Q: O que significa retention?
A: more like holding or keeping
Q: O que significa retention?
A: the act of keeping something

Synonyms of "Retention" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre "retention" e "detention" ?
A: If you keep on eating all those salty frenchfries, you are going to be all bloated with water retention, when you get your next period. Wait and see!

My stupid brother had to stay after school. He was given a 30 minute detention for cheating on a math test.

Q: Qual é a diferença entre retention e memory ?
A: Retention is the ability to keep a memory.

People have short-term memory, which lasts about 20 minutes, and long-term memory, which is more permanent. Not all short-term memories are retained in the long term. People with anterograde amnesia can't retain new long-term memories at all.

Translations of "Retention"

Q: Como é que se diz isto em Inglês (RU)? retention
A: @learner-_ "Retention" is the noun form of the verb "to retain" meaning to keep or hold onto.

In business you might talk about customer retention, meaning you should treat the customers well so you do not lose them. Similarly employee retention: treat the staff well and they won't leave.

In medicine, retention refers to the problem of not being able to urinate easily.

Geologists talk about the retention of water in rock, meaning how long the water stays in the rock ... and so on.

Other questions about "Retention"

Q: what does retention rate mean?
A: It's the amount of information you can retain (hold on to) over time. For example, if you have a retention rate of 80% over a month, it means you forgot 20% of what you learned after a month.
Q: Can we use 'retention level' for knowlege, skills, policies, etc? E.g. We need to evaluate our employees' retention level of our 'customer-focused practices.'
A: はい。
Q: Please explain 'retention came easier to me' in English.
A: I retained information more easily. (I remembered things better)
It was easier for me to retain. (It was easier for me to keep)

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