Definitions

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  • n. the state of being retentive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being retentive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The property of being retentive; specifically, in psychology, the capacity for retaining mental presentations: distinguished from memory, which implies certain relations existing among the presentations thus recorded. See memory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the power of retaining and recalling past experience
  • n. the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
  • n. the power of retaining liquid

Etymologies

retentive +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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