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 for retentivity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retentivity \Re`ten*tiv"i*ty\, n.
     The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity
     of a magnet.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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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