[ga-bree-el] /ga briˈɛl/ (Show IPA), 1843–1904, French sociologist.
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/ˌtɑːdəˈnɔɪzɪən/ adjective 1. of or referring to a Mesolithic culture characterized by small flint instruments
noun 1. Also called bear animalcule, water bear. any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada. 3. slow in pace or movement. noun 1. any minute aquatic segmented eight-legged invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, related to the arthropods, […]
adjective, tardier, tardiest. 1. late; behind time; not on time: How tardy were you today? 2. moving or acting slowly; slow; sluggish. 3. delaying through reluctance. adjective -dier, -diest 1. occurring later than expected: tardy retribution 2. slow in progress, growth, etc: a tardy reader