retentiveness


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re·ten·tive

 (rĭ-tĕn′tĭv)
adj.
1. Having the quality, power, or capacity of retaining.
2. Having the ability or capacity to retain knowledge or information with ease: a retentive memory.

re·ten′tive·ly adv.
re·ten′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retentiveness - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"
faculty, mental faculty, module - one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
recollection, remembrance, anamnesis - the ability to recall past occurrences
2.retentiveness - the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
acquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possess
3.retentiveness - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
impermeability, impermeableness - the property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid
urinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"
Translations

retentiveness

[rɪˈtentɪvnɪs] Nretentiva f, poder m de retención

retentiveness

n (of memory)Aufnahmefähigkeit f; (of person)Merkfähigkeit f
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Unlike Fred, who knows little about the animal or the industry, Bambridge regards horse dealing "as the finest of the arts," and devotes the "minute retentiveness of his memory" to the horses he has bought and sold.