retentive


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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.

retentive

(rɪˈtɛntɪv)
adj
having the capacity to retain or remember
reˈtentively adv
reˈtentiveness n

re•ten•tive

(rɪˈtɛn tɪv)

adj.
1. tending or serving to retain something.
2. having power or capacity to retain.
3. having power or ability to remember; having a good memory.
[1325–75; Middle English retentif < Middle French < Medieval Latin retentīvus = Latin retent(us), past participle of retinēre to retain + -īvus -ive]
re•ten′tive•ly, adv.
re•ten′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.retentive - good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
mindful, aware - bearing in mind; attentive to; "ever mindful of her health"; "mindful of his responsibilities"; "mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"
forgetful, unretentive, short - (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
2.retentive - having the capacity to retain something
3.retentive - having the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water; "soils retentive of moisture"
impermeable - preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through; "impermeable stone"; "an impermeable layer of scum"; "a coat impermeable to rain"
Translations
مُحْتَفِظ، مُحْتَجِز
dlouhodobýtrvalý
klæbehjerne
megőrző
sem heldur í sér/geymir
akılda tutanunutmayan

retentive

[rɪˈtentɪv] ADJretentivo
a retentive memoryuna buena memoria

retentive

adj memoryaufnahmefähig; he is very retentiveer hat ein gutes Gedächtnis; moisture-retentive soilBoden, der gut Feuchtigkeit speichert

retentive

[rɪˈtɛntɪv] adj (memory) → ritentivo/a

retention

(rəˈtenʃən) noun
the act of retaining. the retention of information.
reˈtentive (-tiv) adjective
able to retain. a retentive memory.
References in classic literature ?
By my retentive memory of the hieroglyphics upon one Sperm Whale in particular, I was much struck with a plate representing the old Indian characters chiselled on the famous hieroglyphic palisades on the banks of the Upper Mississippi.
Elton should not be really in love with her, or so particularly amiable as to make it shocking to disappoint himthat Harriet's nature should not be of that superior sort in which the feelings are most acute and retentive and that there could be no necessity for any body's knowing what had passed except the three principals, and especially for her father's being given a moment's uneasiness about it.
It is evident that men incline to call those conditions habits which are of a more or less permanent type and difficult to displace; for those who are not retentive of knowledge, but volatile, are not said to have such and such a 'habit' as regards knowledge, yet they are disposed, we may say, either better or worse, towards knowledge.
So far indeed did his information extend, and so acutely retentive was his memory, that he was supposed to be the only man who could have told you who Julius Beaufort, the banker, really was, and what had become of handsome Bob Spicer, old Mrs.
with all her reasoning, she found, that to retentive feelings eight years may be little more than nothing.
The duchess begged Don Quixote, as he seemed to have a retentive memory, to describe and portray to her the beauty and features of the lady Dulcinea del Toboso, for, judging by what fame trumpeted abroad of her beauty, she felt sure she must be the fairest creature in the world, nay, in all La Mancha.
The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control
There lie the impressions on the retentive organ, though you knew it not.
Nor was it more retentive of its ancient state, within; for entering the dreary hall, and glancing through the open doors of many rooms, they found them poorly furnished, cold, and vast.
Thus to have a retentive memory, and to proceed by "the book," are points commonly regarded as the sum total of good playing.
The portable compactor must have a fully enclosed body and liquid retentive seal with a 30 tonne compaction force and low friction ram guides.
The materials used for rehabilitation have travelled a long way from wood to polymers and the retentive aids used from metal bands to implants.