Retentive

  • 21retentive — re•ten•tive [[t]rɪˈtɛn tɪv[/t]] 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 • Etymology: 1325–75; ME retentif < MF < ML retentīvus = L… …

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  • 22retentive — /rəˈtɛntɪv / (say ruh tentiv) adjective 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. –retentiveness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 23retentive — adj. 1 (often foll. by of) tending to retain (moisture etc.). 2 (of memory or a person) not forgetful. 3 Surgery (of a ligature etc.) serving to keep something in place. Derivatives: retentively adv. retentiveness n. Etymology: ME f. OF retentif… …

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  • 24retentive memory — index retrospect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 25retentive power — vandens įmirkis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Didžiausias vandens kiekis, įsigeriantis į vandenyje įmerktos medžiagos vienetinę masę ar tūrį. atitikmenys: angl. retentive power; water containing capacity; water holding… …

    Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • 26Anal retentive — The term anal retentive (or anally retentive , anal retentive ), commonly abbreviated to anal , is used conversationally to describe a person with such attention to detail that the obsession becomes an annoyance to others, and can be carried out… …

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  • 27Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive — Infobox British television show name = Rob Brydon s Annually Retentive size = 150px caption = Rob Brydon and Phil Nichol format = sitcom runtime = 30 minutes written by = Paul Duddridge and Rob Brydon starring = Rob Brydon, Dave Gorman, Jane… …

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  • 28anal retentive — /eɪnəl rəˈtɛntɪv/ (say aynuhl ruh tentiv) noun 1. a person with traits such as orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, which are thought to be the result of fixation at the anal stage of development. –adjective Also, anal. 2. (of a person) having… …

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  • 29anal retentive — n an anal retentive individual …

    Medical dictionary

  • 30anal-retentive — UK / US or anally retentive UK / US See: anal …

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  • 31anally retentive — anal retentive UK / US or anally retentive UK / US See: anal …

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  • 32anal retentive — adjective a stage in psychosexual development when the child s interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc. • Syn: ↑anal • Ant: ↑oral (for:… …

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  • 33anal-retentive — ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ adjective : exhibiting or typifying personality traits (as frugality and obstinacy) held to be psychological consequences of toilet training • anal retentive noun • anal retentiveness noun * * * ˌanal reˈtentive [anal… …

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  • 34anally retentive — variant UK US Main entry: anal retentive …

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  • 35anal-retentive — adjective Date: 1953 exhibiting or typifying personality traits (as frugality and obstinacy) held to be psychological consequences of toilet training • anal retentive noun • anal retentiveness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 36anal-retentive — [ā΄nəl ri ten′tiv] adj. ANAL1 (senses 2 & 3) * * * a·nal re·ten·tive (ā nəl rĭ tĕnʹtĭv) adj. Psychology Indicating personality traits, such as meticulousness, avarice, and obstinacy, originating in habits, attitudes, or values associated with… …

    Universalium

  • 37anal retentive. — 1. having an anal character. 2. a person who is anal retentive. * * * …

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  • 38anal retentive — adjective alternative spelling of anal retentive …

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  • 39fulcrum line retentive — an imaginary line connecting the retentive points of clasp arms on retaining teeth adjacent to mucosa borne denture bases, around which a denture tends to rotate when subjected to such forces as the pull of sticky foods …

    Medical dictionary

  • 40anal retentive — too concerned with detail, pedantic    Amy is anal retentive. She writes down everything the teacher says …

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