\ɹɪtˈɑːdmənt], \ɹɪtˈɑːdmənt], \ɹ_ɪ_t_ˈɑː_d_m_ə_n_t]\
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The act of lessening the velocity of motion; hindrance; retard of the tide, the interval between the transit of the moon at which a tide originates and the appearance of the tide itself; retardation of mean solar time, the change of the mean suns right ascension in a sidereal day, by which he appears to hang back, as it were, in his diurnal revolution.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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