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Definition of retaining adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

retaining

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//rɪˈteɪnɪŋ//
 
[only before noun] (technology)
 
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intended to keep something in the correct position a retaining wall (= one that keeps the earth or water behind it in position)
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