What does retardation mean?

Definitions for retardation
ˌri tɑrˈdeɪ ʃənre·tar·da·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deceleration, slowing, retardation(noun)

    a decrease in rate of change

    "the deceleration of the arms race"

  2. retardation(noun)

    the extent to which something is delayed or held back

  3. retardant, retardent, retardation(noun)

    any agent that retards or delays or hinders


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

    lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

  5. slowdown, lag, retardation(noun)

    the act of slowing down or falling behind


  1. retardation(Noun)

    The act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.

  2. retardation(Noun)

    The extent to which anything is retarded; the result of any retarding or delay; mental, social, or physical slowness.

  3. retardation(Noun)

    That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.

  4. retardation(Noun)

    Deceleration; reduction in the magnitude of velocity.

  5. retardation(Noun)

    A suspension which resolves upwards.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retardation(noun)

    the act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration

  2. Retardation(noun)

    that which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction

  3. Retardation(noun)

    the keeping back of an approaching consonant chord by prolonging one or more tones of a previous chord into the intermediate chord which follows; -- differing from suspension by resolving upwards instead of downwards

  4. Retardation(noun)

    the extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay

  5. Origin: [L. retardatio: cf. F. retardation.]

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How to say retardation in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retardation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retardation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of retardation in a Sentence

  1. Denis Viljoen:

    These kids all have mild to moderate mental retardation.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    The statement of [Sen. Rand] Paul would create anxiety because he's a doctor, he's a respected senator and there is no evidence that I'm aware of that a vaccine causes mental retardation, if he has that evidence he should come forward and let the scientific community do something about it. You cannot scare people by anecdote.

  3. U. S. Government Study On The Labeling Of Children:

    The term "learning disability" has appeal because it implies a specific neurological condition for which no one can be held particularly responsible, and yet it escapes the stigma of mental retardation. There is no implication of neglect, emotional disturbance, or improper training or education, nor does it imply a lack of motivation on the part of the child. For these cosmetic reasons, it is a rather nice term to have around.

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