retentive memory

retentive memory
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  • retentive — [ri ten′tiv] adj. [ME retentif < MFr < LL retentivus] 1. retaining or tending to retain 2. having the power of or capacity for retaining 3. a) tenacious [a retentive memory] b) having a good memory retentively …   English World dictionary

  • Retentive — Re*ten tive, a. [Cf. F. r[ e]tentif.] Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory. [1913 Webster] Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • memory — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Retention of thought Nouns 1. memory, remembrance, retention, retentiveness, reminiscence, recognition, recurrence, recollection, retrospect, retrospection, afterthought; computer memory (see computers) …   English dictionary for students

  • Memory — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Memory >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 memory memory remembrance Sgm: N 1 retention retention retentiveness Sgm: N 1 tenacity tenacity Sgm: N 1 veteris vestigia flammae veteris vestigia flammae Sgm: N 1 tablets of the… …   English dictionary for students

  • retentive — [[t]rɪte̱ntɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you have a retentive memory, you are able to remember things very well. Luke was very quick and had an amazingly retentive memory …   English dictionary

  • retentive — adjective Etymology: Middle English retentif, from Anglo French & Medieval Latin; Anglo French, from Medieval Latin retentivus, from Latin retentus, past participle of retinēre Date: 14th century having the power, property, or capacity of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retentive — adjective Having power to retain; as, a retentive memory. Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit. Shak …   Wiktionary

  • memory — n 1. retention, retentive memory, recall, total recall, Psychol. mneme; photographic memory, camera eye; mind, Inf. rememberer, storehouse of the mind, intelligence, wit, awareness; calling to mind, retrospection, recollecting, remembering,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • retentive — re|ten|tive [rıˈtentıv] adj a retentive memory or mind is able to hold facts and remember them →↑anal >retentiveness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • retentive — re|ten|tive [ rı tentıv ] adjective able to remember a lot of information: a retentive memory …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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