Retardment



noun
1.
the act of retarding or state of being retarded.
2.
something that retards; hindrance.
3.
Usually Offensive. slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc.
See also mental retardation.
4.
Music. a form of suspension that is resolved upward.
noun
1.
the act of retarding or the state of being retarded
2.
something that retards; hindrance
3.
the rate of deceleration
4.
(psychiatry) the slowing down of mental functioning and bodily movement

retardation re·tar·da·tion (rē’tär-dā’shən)
n.

The condition of being relatively slow in mental, emotional, or physical development.

The extent to which something is held back or delayed.

Mental retardation.

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