|retardation or retardment (ˌriːtɑːˈdeɪʃən, rɪˈtɑːdmənt)|
|1.||the act of retarding or the state of being retarded|
|2.||something that retards; hindrance|
|3.||the rate of deceleration|
|4.||psychiatry the slowing down of mental functioning and bodily movement|
|retardment or retardment|
|re'tardative or retardment|
|re'tardatory or retardment|
retardation re·tar·da·tion (rē'tär-dā'shən)
The condition of being relatively slow in mental, emotional, or physical development.
The extent to which something is held back or delayed.