American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Retention

RETEN’TION, n. [L. retentio, retineo; re and teneo, to hold.]

1. The act of retaining or keeping.

2. The power of retaining; the faculty of the mind by which it retains ideas.

3. In medicine, the power of retaining, or that state of contraction in the solid or vascular parts of the body, by which they hold their proper contents and prevent in voluntary evacuations; undue retention of some natural discharge.

4. The act of withholding; restraint.

5. Custody; confinement. [Not in use.]

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Retention," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed January 19, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L4ZAKXVXAYP7FY.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Retention." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 19 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L4ZAKXVXAYP7FY.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Retention' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 19 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4L4ZAKXVXAYP7FY.