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Retardation is a 11 letter word which starts with the letter R and ends with the letter N for which we found 4 definitions.

(n.) The act of retarding; hindrance; the act of delaying; as the retardation of the motion of a ship; -- opposed to acceleration.
(n.) That which retards; an obstacle; an obstruction.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The extent to which anything is retarded; the amount of retarding or delay.

Syllable Information

The word retardation is a 11 letter word that has 4 syllable 's . The syllable division for retardation is: re-tar-da-tion

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