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Noun: retentivity  ,ree,ten'ti-vu-tee
  1. The power of retaining and recalling past experience
    - memory, retention, retentiveness
  2. The property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    - retentiveness
  3. The power of retaining liquid
    "moisture retentivity of soil";
    - retentiveness, retention

Derived forms: retentivities

Type of: acquisitiveness, faculty, impermeability, impermeableness, mental faculty, module

Encyclopedia: Retentivity