retentivity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n retentivity the power of retaining liquid "moisture retentivity of soil"
    • n retentivity the property of retaining possessions that have been acquired
    • n retentivity the power of retaining and recalling past experience "he had a good memory when he was younger"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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    • n Retentivity The power of retaining; retentive force; as, the retentivity of a magnet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n retentivity Retentiveness; specifically, in magnetism, coercive force (which see, under coercive).
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Quotations

  • Elbert Hubbard
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    “A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “The palest ink lasts longer than the most retentive memory.”
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    “I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?”

Usage

In literature:

Men undergo infinite miseries in the acquisition and retention of wealth.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
The storage takes place for the most part in large underground tanks excavated in the retentive clay.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 611, September 17, 1887" by Various
Retentive = persista, premorebla.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
His voice is full and strong; his memory is yet retentive, and his judgment sound.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
He possessed, too, a wonderfully retentive memory.
"Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland" by Joseph Tatlow
On the other hand, there seem to be some who find the retention of the latter the easier of the two.
"Illusions" by James Sully
In case he consented, they were to request the retention of the letters, feeling confident he had not destroyed them.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green
Her old enemies, Latin and Chemistry, still often baffled her, and her memory was only moderately retentive.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
We may take it, then, that the retention of Belgium is in German eyes now quite indispensable.
"A General Sketch of the European War" by Hilaire Belloc
Her memory was not retentive; she had also a certain listlessness of manner during lessons which was at times very annoying.
"The Path of Duty, and Other Stories" by H. S. Caswell
His judgment was acute, his memory quick and retentive, and his disposition candid, constant, and sincere.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)" by George Warburton
I devoutly wished that I was anywhere than with this Dutch barber, whose memory was so uncomfortably retentive.
"The Spy of the Rebellion" by Allan Pinkerton
There is also a more practical reason for the retention of the monarchy.
"Over Here" by Hector MacQuarrie
It is not for him to enrich his mind by what an active and retentive memory can give him of classic literature.
"Literature for Children" by Orton Lowe
Ease and retention of long-cherished notions are seductive to man.
"Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism" by Allen Putnam
He had a tolerably retentive memory, and the quantity that he read was surprising.
"Life of John Keats" by Sidney Colvin
Though infirm in body on account of advanced age his mind is clear and his memory retentive.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
DUTCH, retention of their colour by the, in South Africa, i.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex" by Charles Darwin
The conquest and retention of the islands had then been determined upon.
"The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912" by James H. Blount
Retention of scutes in terrestrial emyids and in testudinids is one of many specializations for existence on land.
"Natural History of the Ornate Box Turtle, Terrapene ornata ornata Agassiz" by John M. Legler
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In poetry:

"I have, and pride myself on having,
A more retentive head than she."—
Then gracefully his right hand waving,
He with no little vanity
"The Text" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Nursing Mother Rule Is a Smart Retention Tool.
Some companies are finding retention and engagement benefits in encouraging employees to consider lateral career moves as new paths to success.
Criminal Law – Court will review weapons retention case.
The unit is equipped with a safety chain retention system to keep the unit on the forks of the lift truck.
This may require the retention of a Health Lawyer or a fair- market-value expert who specializes in hospital lease negotiations.
In the elderly, the patch can cause confusion and urinary retention (i.e.
Tomorrow it may be water retention systems or wind technology.
Buoy 10 chinook retention to stay open through Labor Day.
For many full service fuel dealers, the service department is the key to customer retention.
Collaborative work environments have higher employee retention.
Faced with the need to improve enrollment and retention, colleges and universities are turning to solutions for constituent relationship management, or CRM.
Legislation cracking the seniority -driven retention of teachers passed the House Thursday, Feb 16 on a 68 to 61 vote.
"Retention of tunnel option disappoints," Aug 26.
Judge denies Visteon severance , retention plans.
These low-profile and fixed resilient flooring systems are anchored to the underlying concrete slab, providing stability in terms of moisture retention.
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In science:

The maximum retention of deuterium depends on the temperature and implantation energy. A broad range of binding energies for hydrogen in graphite up to about 4 eV was reported by Atsumi (2002), i.e. even temperatures as high as 3000-3500 K may be not sufficient to eliminate all incorporated hydrogen.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures
Hydrogen bulk retention in graphite and kinetics of diffusion.
Induced Magnetic Order by Ion Irradiation of Carbon-Based Structures
The facts that supernova feedback and the UV background can reduce gas retention and accretion in halos with low virial temperature makes them possible solutions to the problems mentioned in the introduction (e.g.
Cosmological Simulations of Galaxy Formation II: Matching the Observational Properties of Disk Galaxies
Measuring switching costs and the determinants of customer retention in Internet-enabled businesses: A study of the online brokerage industry.
Household-Specific Regressions Using Clickstream Data
The long duration events do not precisely trace star formation (Le Floc’h et al. 2006), and there must be at least one other critical factor, for which modest metal abundance (leading to retention of more envelope and more rapid rotation) is a strong candidate (Berger et al. 2005).
Astrophysics in 2006
For proteins without Swiss-Prot accession numbers, the retentions of SAPs and PTMs are described in the supplementary information. A typical sequence in our augmented human protein database carries with it annotated SAPs and PTMs in a simple format, see Figure 1 and its caption.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
For proteins without Swiss-Prot accession numbers, the retentions of SAPs and PTMs are described below.
RAId DbS: A Mass-Spectrometry Based Peptide Identification Web Server with Knowledge Integration
That is, we first generate a uniform Poisson process of intensity λ(x, y ), then randomly delete or retain each point, independently of other points, with retention probability p(x, y ) = λ(x, y )/ℓmax where ℓmax = sup(x,y )∈(0,1)×(0,1) λ(x, y ).
Overall and Pairwise Segregation Tests Based on Nearest Neighbor Contingency Tables
Much research has shown that understanding and retention of physics is enhanced if important concepts are not brought just as factoids, but rather derived from theoretical and physical argumentation.
Transversality of Electromagnetic Waves in the Calculus-Based Introductory Physics Course
The crucial point is that nuclear-burning, either episodic or quasisteady, appears to be necessary for the retention of matter by WDs.
The Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae: Are They Supersoft Sources?
We aim at deriving the optimal return function, the optimal retention rate and dividend payout level.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
In section 3 we present main result of this paper and its economic and financial inter pretations, and discuss how the risk and minimum reserve requirement affects the optimal retention ratio and dividend payout level of the insurance company.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
Throughout this paper we consider the retention level to be the control parameter selected at each time t by the insurance company.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
By (6.2) one knows that the equation ψ(T , m, b∗ ) = 1 − φ(T , m, b∗ ) = ε can set a risk-based capital standard (m, b∗) to ensure the capital requirement of can cover the total given risk ε, then establish the optimal return function, the optimal retention rate and dividend payout level via Theorem 3.1.
Optimal dividend and investing control of a insurance company with higher solvency constraints
Let p : Rd → (0, 1) be a measurable function that is bounded away from zero and consider the thinning of X with retention probability p(x) as in Example 8.2 of .
A J-function for inhomogeneous point processes
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