Definitions for retentivityˌri tɛnˈtɪv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•ten•tiv•i•tyˌri tɛnˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)

  1. the power to retain.

  2. the ability to retain magnetization after the removal of the magnetizing force.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

Princeton's WordNet

  1. memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity(noun)

    the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    "he had a good memory when he was younger"

  2. retentiveness, retentivity(noun)

    the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired

  3. retentiveness, retentivity, retention(noun)

    the power of retaining liquid

    "moisture retentivity of soil"

Wiktionary

  1. retentivity(Noun)

    The ability to retain, potential for retention

  2. retentivity(Noun)

    The capacity to retain magnetism after the magnetizing action

  3. Origin: From retentive (from ) + -ity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retentivity(noun)

    the power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Retentivity

    Coercitive or coercive force; by virtue of which steel retains its magnetism. It is the more modern name, "coercive force" as a term being rejected by many. Synonyms--Coercive Force--Coercitive Force.

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