Meaning of RETARDATION in English


noun that which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.

2. retardation ·noun the extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.

3. retardation ·noun the act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship;

— opposed to acceleration.

4. retardation ·noun the keeping back of an approaching consonant chord by prolonging one or more tones of a previous chord into the intermediate chord which follows;

— differing from suspension by resolving upwards instead of downwards.

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