retention point

re·ten·tion point

a provision made within a cavity preparation of a tooth to hold in place the first pieces of gold when placing a direct gold restoration.

re·ten·tion point

(rē-tenshŭn poynt)
Provision made within a tooth cavity preparation to hold in place the first pieces of gold when placing a direct gold restoration.
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"If you are trying to differentiate on price it is something that is easily replicated, whereas service, from a retention point of view, is really important and can really enhance that patient loyalty," she added.
MTO training resulted in an intermediate outcome, with three out of seven of the participants who initially responded in line with the trained and derived conditional relations, doing so again at the retention point. Interestingly, the participants trained with the MTO structure who did not respond in accordance with stimulus equivalence at the retention point, did not respond in line with the trained conditional discriminations either.
When you do that, it's by no means clear, from a purely retention point of view, whether the church ought to become more liberal or more conservative.
But his legal team claimed he asked school representatives to follow him to a water retention point but they failed to come leaving himself and the farmer alone.
Upon the application of a tensile force in a longitudinal or lateral direction in the region of the garment body between the first retention point and the second retention point, the activator opens a flow passageway into the envelope, admitting air and allowing the expansible member to expand from a partially compressed condition to a substantially uncompressed condition.
The REP applies a range of accepted risk management opinions regarding retention levels to the users loss experience and generates an appropriate representation of a good retention point. Although the program can be used as a decision aid for selecting retentions, its primary value lies in illustrating the process of risk management decision making.
The REP combines these requirements in a simple rule: If the probability of penetrating loss "x" is low and the financial impact of the loss is not significant, then the loss "x" is a good retention point. The linguistic approximations "low probability" and "significant financial impact" are defined in the REP as fuzzy sets.
Overall, the routing of electrical harnesses and hydraulic hoses features additional retention points, reducing rubbing and increasing uptime.
Gray pointed out that unusually high turnover in the Oregon football program after the 2005 season - "we had nine or 10 young men leave the program" - cost the Ducks retention points and prevented the 931 score from being even better.
So a designer can pick Out a couple of retention points on a gun and make the holster hold the gun much more securely than you'd think.
"You can respond to the market by offering these recruitment and retention points.