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

    the power of retaining and recalling past experience

    "he had a good memory when he was younger"

    Synonyms:
    memory, computer memory, retention, keeping, store, holding, retentivity, computer storage, memory board, storage, remembering

  2. retentiveness, retentivity(noun)

    the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired

    Synonyms:
    memory, retentivity, retention

  3. retentiveness, retentivity, retention(noun)

    the power of retaining liquid

    "moisture retentivity of soil"

    Synonyms:
    memory, keeping, retentivity, retention, holding

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#556memory
#994storage
#3054keeping
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#13173remembering

How to use retentiveness in a sentence?

  1. George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  2. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.

  3. George Santayana:

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


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