Definitions for

Overview of noun retardation

The noun retardation has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) deceleration, slowing, retardation

(a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race")

2. retardation

(the extent to which something is delayed or held back)

3. retardant, retardent, retardation

(any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant")

4. retardation, mental retardation, backwardness, slowness, subnormality

(lack of normal development of intellectual capacities)

5. slowdown, lag, retardation

(the act of slowing down or falling behind) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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