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Related to retention time: Retention factor
retention time[ri′ten·chən ‚tīm]
In gas chromatography, the time at which the center, or maximum, of a symmetrical peak occurs on a gas chromatogram.
The maximum time between writing into a storage tube and obtaining an acceptable output by reading. Also known as storage time.
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