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retentiveness

Noun

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

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Noun

  1. The state of being retentive.
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