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retention
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
to keep or continue to have
The exact meaning of retention depends upon its context. For example:
  • a student's retention — what a student remembers (holds onto in memory)
  • freshman retention — the number of freshman who return to the school the next year
  • employee retention — how successful a firm is at keeping employees over the long term
  • water retention — the holding of water in the body — as in "a salt-free diet to reduce water retention"
  • retention bonus — a cash bonus paid to encourage a good employee to stay with a firm
  • retention basin — a ponding area — typically intended to hold stormwater
  • The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it.
    p. 183.4
  • Louie ate voraciously, got stronger, and expanded exponentially, his face and body bloating from water retention.
    p. 317.2
  • But thanks to dramatic water retention, it was a doughy, moon-faced, muscleless weight.
    p. 323.1

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