Retaining vs Preserving - What's the difference?

retaining | preserving |


As verbs the difference between retaining and preserving

is that retaining is while preserving is .

As an adjective retaining

is of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall.

As a noun preserving is

preservation.

retaining

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of or pertaining to something that retains something else, as with a retaining wall.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • preserving

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • preservation
  • * 1924 , Wilbur Olin Hedrick, The Economics of a Food Supply (page 26)
  • Some preservings of foods, indeed, can scarcely be done to advantage except on a large scale.