RETENTION CURVE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Chart which represents an individual's recollection of information during a period of time. Also known as: memory curve. See also: curve of retention. RETENTION CURVE: "Retention curves can present a graphic view of a subject's ability to remember information." Related Psychology Terms MEMORY FREQUENCY CURVE BELL CURVE SHORT-TERM MEMORY (STM) ARTICULATORY SUPPRESSION CURVE FITTING RECEIVER-OPERATING CHARACTERISTIC CURVE (ROC CURVE) SEARCH OF ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY (SAM) EYEWITNESS MEMORY MNEMONIST Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RETENTION CURVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/retention-curve/ (accessed April 23, 2021).