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Monday, December 22, 2008

Definitions for laggard

  1. a person or thing that moves too slowly or falls behind
  2. falling behind; slow

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Citations for laggard
Michael Greve adds an additional consideration: "Experimentation is quite probably preferable to a federal 'reform' that might get it wrong, rob the reform states of their just rewards, and discourage laggard states from experimenting with their own, possibly more effective reforms." , National Review Online
Microsoft claims hundreds of millions of Web e-mail and instant messenger users, but is still seen as a laggard when it comes to understanding the Internet. Associated Press, The Arizona Republic
Origin of laggard
1695-1705
by 1702, from lag (v.) + -ard