HyperDic: retentiveness

English > 3 senses of the word retentiveness:
NOUNcognitionretentiveness, memory, retention, retentivitythe power of retaining and recalling past experience
attributeretentiveness, retentivitythe property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
attributeretentiveness, retentivity, retentionthe power of retaining liquid
English > retentiveness: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe power of retaining and recalling past experience.
Synonymsmemory, retention, retentivity
Narrowerremembrance, recollection, anamnesisThe ability to recall past occurrences
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishmemoria, retentiva
Catalanmemòria, retentiva
Adjectivesretentivegood at remembering
English > retentiveness: 3 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe property of retaining possessions that have been acquired.
Synonymretentivity
BroaderacquisitivenessStrong desire to acquire and possess
Adjectivesretentivehaving the capacity to retain something
English > retentiveness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe power of retaining liquid.
Synonymsretentivity, retention
Narrowerurinary retentionholding urine in the urinary bladder
Broaderimpermeability, impermeablenessThe property of something that cannot be pervaded by a liquid / liquid
Spanishretención, retenimiento
Catalanretenció
Adjectivesretentivehaving the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water

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