[ ɹɪtˈɛnʃənz], [ ɹɪtˈɛnʃənz], [ ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n_z]
How to use "Retentions" in context?
Retentions refer to an animals' ability to hold onto or recapture prey. It is one of the most important hunting techniques that predators use in order to survive. Retentions can be shown in a number of different ways, from the animals' ability to capture prey in large numbers, to the animals' ability to keep prey in tight spots. Even small prey, like rats, can be retained for a prolonged period of time by predators that are skilled at hunting.
The most widely used form of retention is the ambush predator's use of rapid movements to catch prey by surprise.
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