the act of retarding or state of being retarded.
something that retards; hindrance.
Usually Offensive. slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc.
See also mental retardation.
Music. a form of suspension that is resolved upward.
the act of retarding or the state of being retarded
something that retards; hindrance
the rate of deceleration
(psychiatry) the slowing down of mental functioning and bodily movement
retardation re·tar·da·tion (rē’tär-dā’shən)
The condition of being relatively slow in mental, emotional, or physical development.
The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
adjective 1. characterized by a slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc. 2. Slang. stupid or foolish. noun 3. (used with a plural verb) people who are slow or limited in mental development (usually preceded by the): new schools for the retarded. verb (used with object) 1. to make […]
- Retarded dentition
retarded dentition re·tard·ed dentition (rĭ-tär’dĭd) n. Dentition in which processes such as calcification, growth, and eruption occur later than normal as a result of some systemic metabolic dysfunction.
noun 1. a retarded person; retardate.
noun 1. a person or thing that retards. 2. Chemistry. any substance added to rubber to delay or prevent vulcanization. any substance added to delay a process. 3. Building Trades. an admixture of concrete or plaster that retards its set. noun 1. a person or thing that retards 2. a substance added to slow down […]