retardation


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re·tar·da·tion

 (rē′tär-dā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of delaying or impeding.
b. The condition of being delayed or impeded.
2. The extent to which something is held back or delayed.
3. Something that retards; a delay or hindrance.
4. Often Offensive Intellectual disability.
5. Music A diminishing of tempo; a retard.

retardation

(ˌriːtɑːˈdeɪʃən) or less commonly

retardment

n
1. the act of retarding or the state of being retarded
2. something that retards; hindrance
3. the rate of deceleration
4. (Psychiatry) psychiatry the slowing down of mental functioning and bodily movement
reˈtardative, reˈtardatory adj

re•tar•da•tion

(ˌri tɑrˈdeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of retarding or the state of being retarded.
2. something that retards; hindrance.
3. slowness or limitation in intellectual understanding and awareness, emotional development, academic progress, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retardation - a decrease in rate of changeretardation - a decrease in rate of change; "the deceleration of the arms race"
alteration, change, modification - 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"
2.retardation - the extent to which something is delayed or held back
delay, postponement, time lag, wait, hold - time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
3.retardation - any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant"
agent - an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect; "their research uncovered new disease agents"
4.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
5.retardation - the act of slowing down or falling behind
delay, holdup - the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time

retardation

noun
The condition or fact of being made late or slow:
Translations
إعاقَه، تأخير
zpomalení
forsinkelse
késleltetés
seinkun
gecik me

retard

(rəˈtaːd) verb
to make slower or later. The country's economic progress was retarded by strikes; The baby's development was retarded by an accident he had shortly after birth.
ˌretarˈdation (riːtaː-) noun
reˈtarded adjective
a mentally retarded child.

re·tar·da·tion

n. retraso, atraso, retardo anormal de una función motora o mental;
psychomotora ______ psicomotor.
V.: mental retardation

retardation

n retraso, retardo; intrauterine growth — (ant) V. intrauterine growth restriction bajo restriction; mental —* discapacidad intelectual, retraso mental
* potencialmente ofensivo potentially offensive
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But, inasmuch as it is equally necessary to take into account the deviation which the rotary motion of the earth will impart to the shot, and as the shot cannot reach the moon until after a deviation equal to 16 radii of the earth, which, calculated upon the moon's orbit, are equal to about eleven degrees, it becomes necessary to add these eleven degrees to those which express the retardation of the moon just mentioned: that is to say, in round numbers, about sixty-four degrees.
Poyser's wishes were quite the reverse of this, for her mind was filled with dreary forebodings as to the retardation of to-morrow morning's cheese in consequence of these late hours.
The substantive aim of this study was to identify the effect of governmental notification of up gradation of special education teachers on job satisfaction of teachers working in the area of mental retardation.
Objective: To assess how families perceive the positive and negative impacts of caring for a child with mental retardation.
The United States Supreme Court has granted a capital prisoner's Petition for Writ of Certiorari to determine whether Florida's scheme utilizing a bright-line IQ score of 70 for identifying defendants with mental retardation in capital cases violates Atkins v.
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Warren Hill has been diagnosed with mental retardation by ten different physicians.
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Persons with mental retardation face multiple emotional, cognitive and social challenges.
Mental retardation (MR) is defined as sub-average general intellectual functioning, which originated during developmental period and is associated with impairment in adaptive behaviour.
I]t is conceivable," the authors write, "that mental retardation is triggered not by changes in specific target gene(s), but by the inability of neurons to respond adequately to environmental signals under conditions of greatly distorted transcriptional homeostasis.