Retentively
Retentively \Re*ten"tive*ly\, adv. In a retentive manner. [1913 Webster]

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  • retentively — retentive ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a person s memory) effective in retaining facts and impressions. 2) able to retain or hold in place. DERIVATIVES retentively adverb retentiveness noun retentivity noun …   English terms dictionary

  • retentively — adverb see retentive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • retentively — See retentive. * * * …   Universalium

  • retentively — adverb In a retentive manner …   Wiktionary

  • retentively — re·ten·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • retentively — adverb in a retentive manner • Derived from adjective: ↑retentive * * * adverb see retentive I * * * retenˈtively adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑retention …   Useful english dictionary

  • retentive — retentively, adv. retentiveness, n. /ri ten tiv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to retain something. 2. having power or capacity to retain. 3. having power or ability to remember; having a good memory. [1325 75; ME retentif < MF < ML retentivus,… …   Universalium

  • 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

  • retentiveness — See retentively. * * * …   Universalium

  • retentive — adjective 1》 (of a person s memory) effective in retaining facts and impressions. 2》 able to retain or hold in place. Derivatives retentively adverb retentiveness noun …   English new terms dictionary

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