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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As regarded novelties (among which cabs and omnibuses were to be reckoned), his mind appeared to have lost its proper gripe and retentiveness. Twice or thrice, for example, during the sunny hours of the day, a water-cart went along by the Pyncheon House, leaving a broad wake of moistened earth, instead of the white dust that had risen at a lady's lightest footfall; it was like a summer shower, which the city authorities had caught and tamed, and compelled it into the commonest routine of their convenience.
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George Santayana offers wisdom to guide us: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Although we may strive for breakthroughs, we need to bridge them with incremental advances and evolution of current architectures.