retardation

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noun re·tar·da·tion \ˌrē-ˌtär-ˈdā-shən, ri-\

Definition of retardation

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of retarding

  2. 2 :  the extent to which something is retarded

  3. 3 :  a musical suspension; specifically :  one that resolves upward

  4. 4a :  an abnormal slowness of thought or action; especially :  mental retardationb :  slowness in development or progress

Examples of retardation in a sentence

  1. The child suffered severe mental retardation.

  2. The chemical induced a retardation of cell growth.

15th Century

First Known Use of retardation

15th century


Medical Dictionary

retardation

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noun re·tar·da·tion \ˌrē-ˌtär-ˈdā-shən, ri-\

Medical Definition of retardation

  1. 1:  an abnormal slowness of thought or action; especially :  mental retardation

  2. 2:  slowness in development or progress



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