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a. The quality or state of being retentive.
b. Capacity or power of retaining.
2. Physics The capacity for a body to remain magnetized after the magnetizing field has ceased to exert an effect.
1. the state or quality of being retentive
2. (General Physics) physics another name for remanence
re•ten•tiv•i•ty(ˌri tɛnˈtɪv ɪ ti)
1. the power to retain.
2. the ability to retain magnetization after the removal of the magnetizing force.
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|Noun||1.||retentivity - the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he had a good memory when he was younger"|
|2.||retentivity - the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired|
acquisitiveness - strong desire to acquire and possess
|3.||retentivity - the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"|
urinary retention - holding urine in the urinary bladder; "he has a problem with urinary retention"