retentiveness

retentiveness
noun
1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience (Freq. 1)
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he had a good memory when he was younger

Syn: ↑memory, ↑retention, ↑retentivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive (for: ↑retentivity), ↑retentive, ↑retain (for: ↑retention), ↑memorize (for: ↑memory)
Hypernyms: ↑faculty, ↑mental faculty, ↑module
Hyponyms: ↑remembrance, ↑recollection, ↑anamnesis
2. the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
Syn: ↑retentivity
Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive
Hypernyms: ↑acquisitiveness
3. the power of retaining liquid
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moisture retentivity of soil

Syn: ↑retentivity, ↑retention
Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive (for: ↑retentivity), ↑retentive
Hypernyms: ↑impermeability, ↑impermeableness
Hyponyms: ↑urinary retention

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  • Retentiveness — Re*ten tive*ness, n. The quality of being retentive. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retentiveness — retentive ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a person s memory) effective in retaining facts and impressions. 2) able to retain or hold in place. DERIVATIVES retentively adverb retentiveness noun retentivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • retentiveness — noun see retentive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retentiveness — See retentively. * * * …   Universalium

  • retentiveness — noun The state of being retentive …   Wiktionary

  • retentiveness — rɪ tentɪvnɪs n. tendency to keep possession; tendency to hold, tendency to maintain; state of having a good memory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • retentiveness — re·ten·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • anal-retentiveness — noun see anal retentive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anal retentiveness — noun see anal retentive …   Useful english dictionary

  • retentivity — noun 1. the power of retaining and recalling past experience he had a good memory when he was younger • Syn: ↑memory, ↑retention, ↑retentiveness • Derivationally related forms: ↑retentive, ↑retentive ( …   Useful english dictionary

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