Retardation Synonyms and Antonyms

rē'tär-dā'shən

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Synonyms for Retardation

(Physics) A unit, the reciprocal of velocity, that delineates the amount of time required for an object to travel a given distance.
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(Countable) The amount by which a speed or velocity decreases (so a scalar quantity or a vector quantity).
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The act of delaying; postponement:
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A lagging, as in billiards and marbles
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Deceleration; slowing down
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(Often in combination) Something that serves to retard (slow down) the action of something
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any agent that retards or delays or hinders
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Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
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The state of being backward.
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The condition of being detained; detention
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A slowing down, as of production
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The state or condition of being subnormal.
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Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
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(Physics) The amount of fissionable material being processed or in storage for irradiation in a reactor cycle
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Antonyms for Retardation

The rate of change in the velocity of a moving body
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Words Related to Retardation

Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
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The usual, natural, traditional, or appointed moment for something to happen, begin, or end [time to get up]
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(Uncountable, euphemistic) Correction of deficits, as by psychological counseling or medication or social support or remedial training.
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The definition of insanity is having a serious mental illness or being extremely foolish.
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Find another word for retardation. In this page you can discover 22 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for retardation, like: impediment, slowness, deceleration, delay, lag, slowing, retardant, retardent, acceleration, mental-retardation and hindrance.