retentive

[ri-ten-tiv] /rɪˈtɛn tɪv/
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.
Origin
1325–75; Middle English retentif < Middle French < Medieval Latin retentīvus, equivalent to Latin retent(us) (see retention) + -īvus -ive
Related forms
retentively, adverb
retentiveness, noun
nonretentive, adjective
nonretentively, adverb
nonretentiveness, noun
unretentive, adjective
unretentively, adverb
unretentiveness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for nonretentive
retentive (rɪˈtɛntɪv)
 
adj
having the capacity to retain or remember
 
re'tentively
 
adv
 
re'tentiveness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source

Tile value for nonretentive

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends