Definitions for backwardness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality(noun)

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

Wiktionary

  1. backwardness(Noun)

    The state of being backward.

  2. backwardness(Noun)

    reluctance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backwardness(noun)

    the state of being backward

Freebase

  1. Backwardness

    The backwardness model is a theory of economic growth created by Alexander Gerschenkron. The model postulates that the more backward an economy is at the outset of economic development, the more likely certain conditions are to occur. USSR leader Gorbachev once said, “If you don’t move forward, sooner or later you begin to move backward.” The more backward the economy: ⁕The more likely intervention by special institutions will be necessary to properly channel physical capital and human capital to industries. Special institutions include banks, as in the moderately backward Germany, or the state, as in the severely backward Russia. ⁕The greater the emphasis on the production of producer goods than consumer goods. ⁕The greater the emphasis on capital-intensive production rather than labor-intensive production. ⁕The greater the scale of production and enterprise. ⁕The greater the reliance on borrowed rather than indigenous technologies. ⁕The smaller the role of the agricultural sector as a market for new industries. ⁕The greater the reliance on productivity growth. Gerschenkron did not define how backwardness could be measured, but alluded to its existence along a northwest-to-southeast axis in Europe during its history, with the United Kingdom at one extreme, being the least backward country at the outset of its economic development, and the Balkan countries and Russia at the other extreme, being the most backward country at the outset of its economic development, and Germany lying somewhere between the two.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backwardness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backwardness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do preceed forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Do you know? You may need to move backward sometimes in order to move forward like never before. Yes of course, backwardness do precede forwardness. Now, may I ask. Are you currently down to nothing? Or are you presently experiencing a setback in anything and for any reason? Or have you lost anything worth having like money, opportunities or any other valueable thing? If yes, then cheer yourself up. For, sooner or later you will bounce back into glory or goodies like never before. I mean, you will soon recover whatever you do think that you've lost. Yes! your later or subsequent glory/dignity shall surpass your former or past glory/dignity.

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  • vanhanaikaisuus, takapajuisuus, takaperoisuus, vastahakoisuus, jälkeenjääneisyysFinnish
  • underutvecklingSwedish

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