Usage examples for retardation

  1. Retreating, at the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, Amiens street, with constant uniform acceleration, along parallel lines meeting at infinity, if produced: along parallel lines, reproduced from infinity, with constant uniform retardation, at the terminus of the Great Northern Railway, Amiens street, returning. – Ulysses by James Joyce
  2. There could therefore be no hesitation in assigning the whole of the retardation of motion to the influence of the obstacles: and since, after subducting this retardation from the total phenomenon, the remainder was an uniform velocity, the result was the proposition known as the first law of motion. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  3. The retardation of his development has not been uniform. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  4. Owing to our insufficient number of vessels of the kind required, torpedo boats, of great speed in smooth water, but of delicate machinery and liable to serious retardation in a sea- way, were much used for these missions, to the great hurt of their engines, not intended for long- continued high exertion, and to their own consequent injury for their particular duties. – Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles by Alfred T. Mahan
  5. Yet it signifies nothing more vicious than a deliberate obstruction or retardation of industry, usually by legitimate means, for the sake of some personal or partisan advantage. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  6. In 1907, Mr. S. L. Heeter, at that time Superintendent of Schools in St. Paul, Minnesota, working under instruction of his Board of School Inspectors, made a very careful investigation as to the matter of retardation in the schools of that city. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  7. Slow at all times, it grew, lacking money, to be like one of those dreams of retardation. – Foes by Mary Johnston
  8. This is the matter of retardation of which we are hearing so much in these days, and in regard to which Grand Forks, as well as other cities, suffers. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  9. On the other hand, in all the countries, probably without exception, in which a large natural increase is effected by the efforts of an immense birth- rate to overcome an enormous death- rate the end is only effected with much friction and misery, and the process is accompanied by a general retardation of civilization. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  10. " Experiments will not advance much at this rate," he said, casting the noxious retardation on his enemies. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  11. In fact, if we are ever to solve the broader, bigger, more attractive problems,- like the problem of vocational education, or the problem of retardation,- we must first find a solution for some of the smaller and seemingly trivial questions of the very existence of which the lay public may be quite unaware, but which you and I know to mean an untold total of waste and inefficiency in the work that we are trying to do. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  12. The incidence of mental retardation in this country is three times as high as that of Sweden, for example- and that figure can and must be reduced. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  13. Again, notwithstanding some variations, it will be remarked that on the whole the retardation of the initial epoch of the disturbances increases with the distance from the epicentre. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  14. We have the same right to assert this of the organism as we have to assert that retardation and degradation attend the actions of inanimate machines, which assertion, also, is based on observation of results. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly
  15. It is not that the difference between these two contrasted strains of the Western civilisation is either profound or very pronounced; it is perhaps rather to be stated as a difference of degree than of kind; a retardation of spiritual growth, in respect of the prevalent and controlling habits of thought on certain heads, in the one case as against the other. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  16. Physical defects on the part of the children I named as the second cause of retardation. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  17. So it becomes one of the significant regulators of development, with an indirect hastening or retardation of puberty and maturity according as it works in excess, or too indolently. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  18. Followed August, with days likewise hot and unvarying except for a scarcely appreciable retardation of dawn. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd