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.

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  • 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.

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  • The employee retention at the company was very high because of a combination of high wages, benefits, and employee fulfillment programs.

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  • The young professional began taking classes to increase her memory capacity, and to help her retention and focusing skills to perform better at work.

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