Definition of Retentivity

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

Exact synonyms: Memory, Retention, Retentiveness
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: Retentiveness
Generic synonyms: Acquisitiveness
Derivative terms: Retentive

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

Definition of Retentivity

1. n. The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet.

Definition of Retentivity

1. Noun. The ability to retain, potential for retention ¹

2. Noun. (science) The capacity to retain magnetism after the magnetizing action ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retentivity

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Retentivity

1. The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet. (10 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Retentivity

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retentive circumferential clasp arm
retentive fulcrum line
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retentivenesses
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retentivity (current term)
retentor
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Literary usage of Retentivity

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

1. Small Motors, Transformers, Electromagnets: A Practical Presentation of by Hugh Montgomery Stoller, Frank Eugene Austin, Edwin Wilbur Seeger, American Technical Society (1920)
"retentivity. One important characteristic of iron needs consideration in connection with its use in magnetic circuits, namely, retentivity. ..."

2. Telegraphy: A Detailed Exposition of the Telegraph System of the British by Thomas Ernest Herbert (1906)
"RESIDUAL MAGNETISM AND retentivity. Soft iron, more than any other material, is subject to residual magnetism; ..."

3. The Magnetic Circuit in Theory and Practice by Henri DuBois, Henri Eduard Johan Godfried Du Bois, Atkinson (1896)
"retentivity. Coercive Intensity.—The shape of the ferromagnetic substance exerts a considerable influence on the form of the hysteresis loop, ..."

4. Magnetism and Electricity: Stage I, by Arthur William Poyser (1903)
"It is not a force in the ordinary acceptance of the term, so that the term 'retentivity' is preferable to 'coercive force.' It is extremely feeble in soft ..."

5. Electrical Railroading; Or, Electricity as Applied to Railroad Transportation by Sidney Aylmer-Small (1908)
"How can you explain the facts of different permeability and retentivity? Answer. We know the following facts, and from these we have thought out an ..."

6. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1906)
"Open S2, bringing the iron to retentivity point. Reverse C2 again. Close St and bring the galvanometer to rest. Close S2, and observe the deflection of the ..."

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