Definition of Retarded

1. Noun. People collectively who are mentally retarded. "He started a school for the retarded"

Exact synonyms: Developmentally Challenged, Mentally Retarded
Generic synonyms: People



2. Adjective. Relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development. "Providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"

Definition of Retarded

1. Adjective. Delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. (context: psychology now offensive) Having mental retardation, characterised by learning difficulties (specifically having an IQ below 70); now more generally, mentally deficient. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. (context: chiefly North America) Underdeveloped (of a person's intelligence, abilities etc.). (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. (North America colloquial derogatory) Stupid, dumb. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. (physics) Designating a parameter of an electromagnetic field which is adjusted to account for the finite speed of radiation. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Verb. (past of retard) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retarded

1. retard [v] - See also: retard

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Literary usage of Retarded

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Psychology of Childhood by Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Theodora Whitley (1918)
"retarded development. — From 30 to 35 per cent of school children are retarded ... The fact of being retarded, that is, being over age for the grade where ..."

2. The Psychology of Childhood by Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Theodora Whitley (1918)
"retarded development. — From 30 to 35 per cent of school children are retarded ... The fact of being retarded, that is, being over age for the grade where ..."

3. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"In 1955, one study reported that six moderately retarded adults were taught a ... More recently, moderately retarded workers have been taught to assemble ..."

4. Causes of the Elimination of Students in Public Secondary Schools of New by Joseph King Van Denburg (1911)
"Many of these retarded pupils have only fallen behind one term and will undoubtedly complete their course in one or two terms more. Quite a number, however, ..."

5. The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for by Lewis Madison Terman (1916)
"... MEASUREMENT OF INTELLIGENCE CHAPTER I THE USES OF INTELLIGENCE TESTS' Intelligence tests of retarded school children. Numerous studies of the age-grade ..."

6. The Intelligence of High School Seniors as Revealed by a Statewide Mental by William Frederick Book (1922)
"Percent 30 n 15 20 H 15 10 H 5 0 REGULARLY PROMOTED retarded IN ELEMENT ARY SCHOOL A+ AB C+ C C- DE E- F INTELLIGENCE GRADES FIGURE 15. ..."

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