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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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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.
like I did in my review of the last mag, but nobody's perfect and youthful exuberance counts for way more than anal retentiveness.
As the American philosopher George Santayana noted: "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness," and "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to fulfill it.
McClatchy, in one of his clever asides in "Feces," connects his anal retentiveness to his training as a capitalist-in-the-making.
Not to stereotype accountants, but it's good to have that anal retentiveness in the way that we look at stocks," says Fort.
And tying all these together is the sine qua non for all editors and bibliographers: if you don't have a large measure of anal retentiveness, you'll never get off editorial first base.
Indeed, I would like to see a Freudian interpretation of social values related to constipation that particularly explores anal retentiveness and the use of dilators, vibrators and colonic irrigation as methods of prevention and cure.
Progress, far from consisting in change," the American philosopher said, "depends on retentiveness.