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Definition 1: the act of slowing down or falling behind - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for retardation in the sense of this definition

(retardation is a kind of ...) the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

Definition 2: a decrease in rate of change - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where retardation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deceleration of the arms race

Synonyms for retardation in the sense of this definition

(retardation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

Definition 3: lack of normal development of intellectual capacities - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for retardation in the sense of this definition

(retardation is a kind of ...) a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

(... is a kind of retardation ) retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence

(... is a kind of retardation ) mild mental retardation

(... is a kind of retardation ) extreme mental retardation

(... is a kind of retardation ) retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot

Definition 4: any agent that retards or delays or hinders - [noun denoting object]

Samples where retardation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flame-retardant

Synonyms for retardation in the sense of this definition

(retardation is a kind of ...) an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect

"their research uncovered new disease agents"

Definition 5: the extent to which something is delayed or held back - [noun denoting time]

(retardation is a kind of ...) time during which some action is awaited

"instant replay caused too long a delay" "he ordered a hold in the action"

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