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.)
the power to retain.
the ability to retain magnetization after the removal of the magnetizing force.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
memory, retention, retentiveness, retentivity(noun)
the power of retaining and recalling past experience
"he had a good memory when he was younger"
the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
retentiveness, retentivity, retention(noun)
the power of retaining liquid
"moisture retentivity of soil"
The ability to retain, potential for retention
The capacity to retain magnetism after the magnetizing action
Origin: From retentive (from ) + -ity
the power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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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