Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality of being retentive.

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  • noun the state of being retentive

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

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

Etymologies

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retentive +‎ -ness

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