retardation

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retardation (plural retardations)

  1. The act of retarding or delaying; hindrance.
  2. The extent to which anything is retarded; the result of any retarding or delay; mental, social, or physical slowness.
  3. That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
  4. (physics) Deceleration; reduction in the magnitude of velocity.
  5. (music) A suspension which resolves upwards.

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