from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Absence of retention; the state or quality of being irretentive; want of power to retain; forgetfulness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lack of retaining power; forgetfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Absence of retention; the state or quality of being irretentive; want of power to retain.
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But his inability to sign his name did not arise merely from blindness: the fact was, that, from irretention of memory, he could not recollect the letters which composed his name; and, when they were repeated to him, he could not represent the figure of the letters in his imagination.