retentivity

noun
re·​ten·​tiv·​i·​ty | \ ˌrē-ˌten-ˈti-və-tē How to pronounce retentivity (audio) , ri- \

Definition of retentivity

: the power of retaining specifically : the capacity for retaining magnetism after the action of the magnetizing force has ceased

First Known Use of retentivity

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Retentivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retentivity. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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