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To go slower; often with up; as, the train slowed up before crossing the bridge.

1. Moving a short space in a relatively long time; not swift; not quick in motion; not rapid; moderate; deliberate; as, a slow stream; a slow motion.

2. Not happening in a short time; gradual; late. These changes in the heavens, though slow, produced Like change on sea and land, sidereal blast. (milton)

3. Not ready; not prompt or quick; dilatory; sluggish; as, slow of speech, and slow of tongue. Fixed on defense, the Trojans are not slow To guard their shore from an expected foe. (Dryden)

4. Not hasty; not precipitate; acting with deliberation; tardy; inactive. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding. (Prov. Xiv. 29)

5. Behind in time; indicating a time earlier than the true time; as, the clock or watch is slow.

6. Not advancing or improving rapidly; as, the slow growth of arts and sciences.

7. Heavy in wit; not alert, prompt, or spirited; wearisome; dull.

Slow is often used in the formation of compounds for the most part self-explaining; as, slow-gaited, slow-paced, slow-sighted, slow-winged, and the like. Slow coach, a slow person. See def.7, above.

(Science: zoology) Slow lemur, or Slow loris, an East indian nocturnal lemurine animal (Nycticebus tardigradus) about the size of a small cat; so called from its slow and deliberate movements. It has very large round eyes and is without a tail. Called also bashful Billy. Slow match. See Match.

Synonym: Dilatory, late, lingering, tardy, sluggish, dull, inactive.

Slow, tardy, Dilatory. Slow is the wider term, denoting either a want of rapid motion or inertness of intellect. Dilatory signifies a proneness to defer, a habit of delaying the performance of what we know must be done. Tardy denotes the habit of being behind hand; as, tardy in making up one's acounts.

Origin: OE. Slow, slaw, AS. Slaw; akin to OS. Slu blunt, dull, D. Sleeuw, slee, sour, OHG. Slo blunt, dull, Icel. Slr, slr, Dan. Slov, Sw. Slo. Cf. Sloe, and Sloth.


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I'm not sure it would be some slow decline. Because that would mean that some are compatible and some are not, while they all must be compatible to each other (more less) Thank you for your comment - Like the timescale, the rate of decline ...

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by BiologicalRush
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:10 pm
 
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Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

I'm not sure it would be some slow decline. Because that would mean that some are compatible and some are not, while they all must be compatible to each other (more less)

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by JackBean
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:17 pm
 
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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

It seems to be covered with wax or something alike, which will slow the decay, but I don't see really a reason, why should that be an advantage in reducing carbon footprint.

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by JackBean
Tue May 13, 2014 5:10 pm
 
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Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?

... pile. The cuttings from the Acuba still look the same as the day I cut them, which got me wondering that maybe evergreens, because of their slow decay have a smaller carbon footprint then deciduous plants.

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by Gannet
Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:56 pm
 
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Please check my answers.

... The ones where you have two answers are both badly written question-answer combinations. For number 3, A assumes that changes in nature are always slow, which they're not. Right now bats are being selected in North America for resistance to white-nose syndrome, a change that may occur over one ...

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by Darby
Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:16 pm
 
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