Magnetism vs Retentivity - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between magnetism and retentivity

is that magnetism is the property of being magnetic while retentivity is the ability to retain, potential for retention.

magnetism

English

Noun

(-)
  • The property of being magnetic
  • The science which treats of magnetic phenomena.
  • Power of attraction; power to excite the feelings and to gain the affections.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    * electromagnetism

    retentivity

    English

    Noun

    (retentivities)
  • The ability to retain, potential for retention
  • (sciences) The capacity to retain magnetism after the magnetizing action
  • Synonyms

    * (general) retentiveness