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retentivity

[ ree-ten-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌri tɛnˈtɪv ɪ ti /
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noun

the power to retain; retentiveness.
Electricity. remanence.
Magnetism. the ability to retain magnetization after the removal of the magnetizing force.

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Origin of retentivity

First recorded in 1880–85; retentive + -ity
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British Dictionary definitions for retentivity

retentivity
/ (ˌriːtɛnˈtɪvɪtɪ) /

noun

the state or quality of being retentive
physics another name for remanence
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Scientific definitions for retentivity

retentivity
[ rē′tĕn-tĭvĭ-tē ]

See remanence.
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