Definitions for "Retain"
To continue to hold; to keep in possession; not to lose, part with, or dismiss; to restrain from departure, escape, or the like.
To restrain; to prevent.
To keep; to continue; to remain.
Keywords:  xrdb, xdm, xinit, imprison, reset
Indicates that the server should be instructed not to reset if the xrdb command is the first client. This should never be necessary under normal conditions, since the xdm and xinit commands always act as the first client. This option is specific to X11R5.
to imprison under the Foreign Interests Act.
Keywords:  iseries, ssf, ibm, mainframe, emulators
REmote Technical Assistance and Information Network. System allowing customers and IBM access to a database of problems and fixes on IBM kit. RETAIN’s SSF (Service Support Facility) enables iSeries 400 systems to report problems and get fixes without user intervention; SSF is also available for other platforms.
RETAIN is a mainframe based database system, accessed via IBM 3270 terminals (or more likely, emulators), used internally within IBM providing service support to IBM field personnel and customers.
Incrementing the reference count of an object. An object with a positive reference count is not freed. (A newly created object has a reference count of one.) Drivers can ensure the persistence of an object beyond the present scope by retaining it. Many APIs automatically execute a retain on the callerâ€(tm)s behalf, particularly APIs used to create or gain access to objects. Retains and releases must be carefully balanced; too many retains will result in wired memory leak. See also "release".
The ability in some shmups to keep some or all of the power-ups that one has collected after being shot down, instead of being brought back to “square one” and forced to collect all enhancements again.
To keep in pay; to employ by a preliminary fee paid; to hire; to engage; as, to retain a counselor.
secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
Keywords:  pertain, belong
To belong; to pertain.
Keywords:  mind, information, one
keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
Keywords:  soil, hold, drug, long, water
hold within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"