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MENTAL RETARDATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mental retardation mean? 

MENTAL RETARDATION (noun)
  The noun MENTAL RETARDATION has 1 sense:

1. lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

  Familiarity information: MENTAL RETARDATION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MENTAL RETARDATION (noun)


Sense 1mental retardation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

backwardness; mental retardation; subnormality; slowness; retardation

Hypernyms ("mental retardation" is a kind of...):

stupidity (a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mental retardation"):

abnormality; mental defectiveness (retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence)

mental deficiency; moronity (mild mental retardation)

amentia; idiocy (extreme mental retardation)

imbecility (retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot)


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