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Retardation

Re`tar`da´tion
n.1.The act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as, the retardation of the motion of a ship; - opposed to acceleration.
2.That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
3.(Mus.) 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.
4.The extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.
Retardation of the tide
a - The lunitidal interval, or the hour angle of the moon at the time of high tide any port; the interval between the transit of the moon and the time of high tide next following
b - The age of the tide; the retard of the tide. See under Retard, n.
Noun1.retardation - a decrease in speed; "the deceleration of the arms race"
2.retardation - the extent to which something is delayed or held back
3.retardation - any agent that retards or delays or hinders; "flame-retardant"
Synonyms: retardant, retardent
4.retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
5.retardation - the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms: lag, slowdown
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Retard
Retard of the tide
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Retardation of the tide
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