Definition of Retentiveness

1. Noun. The power of retaining and recalling past experience. "He had a good memory when he was younger"

Exact synonyms: Memory, Retention, Retentivity
Generic synonyms: Faculty, Mental Faculty, Module
Specialized synonyms: Anamnesis, Recollection, Remembrance
Derivative terms: Memorize, Retain, Retentive, Retentive



2. Noun. The property of retaining possessions that have been acquired.
Exact synonyms: Retentivity
Generic synonyms: Acquisitiveness
Derivative terms: Retentive

3. Noun. The power of retaining liquid. "Moisture retentivity of soil"
Exact synonyms: Retention, Retentivity
Generic synonyms: Impermeability, Impermeableness
Specialized synonyms: Urinary Retention
Derivative terms: Retentive, Retentive

Definition of Retentiveness

1. n. The quality of being retentive.

Definition of Retentiveness

1. Noun. The state of being retentive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retentiveness

1. [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retentiveness

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retention form
retention groove
retention jaundice
retention line
retention point
retention polyp
retention suture
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retentive circumferential clasp arm
retentive fulcrum line
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retentiveness (current term)
retentivenesses
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retepore
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Literary usage of Retentiveness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Groundwork of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1903)
"retentiveness is the most general name for the fact that prior ... In the present chapter, retentiveness will be considered especially in relation to the ..."

2. The Groundwork of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1903)
"retentiveness is the most general name for the fact that prior ... In the present chapter, retentiveness will be considered especially in relation to the ..."

3. The Groundwork of Psychology by George Frederick Stout (1903)
"retentiveness is the most general name for the fact that prior ... In the present chapter, retentiveness will be considered especially in relation to the ..."

4. Manual of Physics: Being an Introduction to the Study of Physical Science by William Peddie (1892)
"The property in virtue of which this occurs is termed retentiveness. The magnetism which remains, because of retentiveness, is called Residual Magnetism. ..."

5. The Principles of Education by William Carl Ruediger (1910)
"retentiveness. In addition to the instincts and capacities that manifest themselves ... This makes retentiveness absolutely fundamental in mental life and ..."

6. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology: On the Basis of the "Outlines of by James Sully (1897)
"The development of intellect here briefly described clearly implies a mental property not yet dealt with, viz., that known as retentiveness. ..."

7. The Teacher's Handbook of Psychology: On the Basis of the "Outlines of by James Sully (1886)
"Growth and retentiveness. ... by exercise implies retentiveness. By this term, in its widest signification, is meant that every operation of mind leaves a ..."

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