deceleration, slowing, retardation(noun)
a decrease in rate of change
"the deceleration of the arms race"
the extent to which something is delayed or held back
retardant, retardent, retardation(noun)
any agent that retards or delays or hinders
retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality(noun)
lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
slowdown, lag, retardation(noun)
the act of slowing down or falling behind
The act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.
The extent to which anything is retarded; the result of any retarding or delay; mental, social, or physical slowness.
That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
Deceleration; reduction in the magnitude of velocity.
A suspension which resolves upwards.
the act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration
that which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction
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
the extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay
Origin: [L. retardatio: cf. F. retardation.]
The numerical value of retardation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of retardation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of retardation in a Sentence
These kids all have mild to moderate mental retardation.
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.
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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