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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


(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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Noun1.retentivity - 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.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"
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"