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retention

noun

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the act of keeping something or someone
  • The company's rate of employee retention is 80 percent.

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The first known use of retention was in the 14th century

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“Retention.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/retention. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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