mental deficiency
noun Date: 1856 mental retardation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • mental deficiency — n: failure in intellectual development that is marked by low intelligence or mental retardation and that may result in an inability to function competently in society Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. mental deficiency …   Law dictionary

  • mental deficiency — n MENTAL RETARDATION * * * see mental retardation * * * see under retardation …   Medical dictionary

  • mental deficiency — n. former term for MENTAL RETARDATION * * * …   Universalium

  • mental deficiency — n. former term for MENTAL RETARDATION …   English World dictionary

  • mental deficiency — noun mild mental retardation • Syn: ↑moronity • Hypernyms: ↑retardation, ↑mental retardation, ↑backwardness, ↑slowness, ↑subnormality * * * noun : failure i …   Useful english dictionary

  • mental deficiency — mental defect, mental retardation, flaw of intelligence …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mental deficiency — Synonyms and related words: aberration, abnormality, alienation, amentia, arrested development, backwardness, blithering idiocy, brain damage, brainsickness, clouded mind, craziness, cretinism, daftness, dementedness, dementia, derangement,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mental deficiency — noun dated the condition of having a mental disability …   English new terms dictionary

  • mental deficiency — an obsolete term for mental retardation …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • mental deficiency — men tal defi′ciency n. psi (no longer in technical use) mental retardation …   From formal English to slang

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