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Synonyms for retentiveness

the power of retaining and recalling past experience

the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired


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the power of retaining liquid

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This is the replacement of the central crash barrier according to project documentation, it will increase the retentiveness of the H1 and H2 throughout that section, including bridges.
I can still be a nerd, but I have to get that engineering anal retentiveness gone, and, I mean, I have done a REALLY good job, I'm very proud of how far I've come, but I see that I still have a way to go .
A large input of hemlock wood is likely to increase the retentiveness of streams and lead to the formation of step-pool sequences.
Or, as the Spanish philosopher George Santayana observed: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.
Or, as Eliot Cohen and John Gooch wonder in Military Misfortunes, where does this leave Douglas MacArthur, who demonstrated his brilliance in insisting on the Inchon landing over the objections of pretty much everyone else, but then totally misjudged the Chinese response when advancing up to the Yalu river: "Was he struck by a sudden attack of anal retentiveness between June and October 1950?
Other factors included the retentiveness of the food and the presence of protective factors in foods (calcium, phosphates, fluoride).
Mechanical factors, such as resistance/retention form, height, distribution and number of abutments, accuracy of superstructure fit, as well as maxillary versus mandibular arch, will strongly influence the amount of cement retentiveness required for a given restoration (3)
But when the figurehead of anal retentiveness has an extramarital fling, you can bet it will be done properly and with the right thread count.
alertness, memory, retentiveness, ability to comprehend a complicated situation quickly, ingenuity, decision and other qualities" (uncredited, 1919a).
Not unlike his novels that intertwine history and fiction, the first-person narrator of As Pequenas Memorias frequently alerts the reader to the malleability of his narrative by challenging the veracity of his memories as well as the arbitrariness of their retentiveness.
Be sure to convey that oral retentiveness of cariogenic foods is related to length of time food debris with fermentable carbohydrate remains on the teeth and exposure to decreased pH.
As George Santayana reminded us: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.
Because the attractiveness property is more potent than the retentiveness property, majority rule outperforms unanimity rule in our model.
Resin-based sealants, with their characteristics of flow ability and retentiveness, work exceptionally well and serve their function for many years when placed properly.