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mental retardation

n. Often Offensive
Intellectual disability.

mental retardation

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the condition of having a low intelligence quotient (below 70)

men′tal retarda′tion


n.
a developmental disorder characterized in varying degrees by a subnormal ability to learn, a substantially low IQ, and impaired social adjustment.
[1900–15]

mental retardation

Below-average intellectual ability resulting from genetic defect, brain injury, or disease, and usually present from birth or early infancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
mental defectiveness, abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
mental deficiency, moronity - mild mental retardation
amentia, idiocy - extreme mental retardation
imbecility - retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
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The Asher Fulero Band comprises Brett McConnell on bass, Darvey Santner and Nathan Day on guitar, Murray Gusseck on drums and Fulero as keyboardist and lead vocals.
We utilised this capability to deliver an infrastructure-as-a-service solution for the Citrix Synergy Hands-On Learning Lab and we are pleased to see companies like CyberlinkASP extend this offering," said Nathan Day, CTO of SoftLayer.
Cloud Economics and Licensing Wednesday, July 28 at 3:10 PM Panel Participants: Drue Reeves (Gartner), Sundar Raghavan (Skytap), Mario Olivarez (GoGrid), and Nathan Day (SoftLayer Technologies, Inc.
He leaves his wife of 46 years, Gail (Davis) Valentine and their four children; the spirit of their deceased son, James Wesley; daughters Ann Valentine of Dudley and Deborah Valentine Day and her husband Jerry Day of Charlton; son John Valentine and his wife Susan of Auburn; four precious grandchildren: Amber and Nathan Day of Charlton and Jacquelin and Jacob Valentine of Auburn.
There was also a clear-cut winner in Milford's junior competition as Geraint Hughes finished six points clear of Nathan Day.
When you need massive storage, having the right amount is just one part of the equation," said Nathan Day, Chief Scientist for SoftLayer.