Definition of retaining adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

retaining

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//rɪˈteɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈteɪnɪŋ//
 
[only before noun](specialist)
 
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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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