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2 definitions found
 for retentiveness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retentiveness \Re*ten"tive*ness\, n.
     The quality of being retentive.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  retentiveness
      n 1: the power of retaining and recalling past experience; "he
           had a good memory when he was younger" [syn: memory,
           retention, retentiveness, retentivity]
      2: the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
         [syn: retentiveness, retentivity]
      3: the power of retaining liquid; "moisture retentivity of soil"
         [syn: retentiveness, retentivity, retention]

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