an object in a passive construction identical with the direct or indirect object in the active construction from which it is derived, as the picture in I was shown the picture, which is also the direct object in the active construction (They) showed me the picture.
(grammar) a direct or indirect object of a passive verb. The phrase the drawings in the sentence Harry was given the drawings is a retained object
noun, Grammar. 1. an object complement that is kept in its predicative position following the verb when the verb is transformed into the passive voice, as genius in He was considered a genius from (They) considered him a genius.
- Retained testis
retained testis n. See undescended testis.
noun 1. a person or thing that retains. 2. a servant or attendant who has served a family for many years. 3. Also called cage, separator. Machinery. a ring separating, and moving with, balls or rollers in a bearing. 4. Orthodontics. a fixed or removable device worn in the mouth to hold the teeth in […]
[ri-tey-ner-ship] /rɪˈteɪ nərˌʃɪp/ noun 1. the condition of being a retainer or of having retainers.