retardation etymology

English word retardation comes from English retard, English -ation

Detailed word origin of retardation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
retard English (eng) (music) A slowing down of the tempo; a ritardando.. (slang, offensive) A stupid person, or one who is slow to learn.. (slang, offensive, dated) A person with mental retardation.. Retardation; delay. (intransitive) To decelerate; to slow down.. (intransitive, obsolete) To stay back.. (transitive) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress. (transitive) To put off; to [...]
-ation English (eng) A state or quality. An action or process. The result of an action or process.
retardation English (eng) (music) A suspension which resolves upwards.. (physics) Deceleration; reduction in the magnitude of velocity.. That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.. The act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.. The extent to which anything is retarded; the result of any retarding or delay; mental, social, or physical slowness.

Words with the same origin as retardation

Descendants of -ation
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