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laggardnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈlæɡəd/
a ​company, ​organization, etc. that does something later, or ​improves less quickly, than others: Mexico, ​long a laggard in ​financialreform, is at last putting its ​banks in ​order. Steel ​companies are still considered laggards compared to ​high-techmanufacturers.
MARKETING someone who ​buys a ​product at a much later ​date than most ​people: I confess to being a laggard over this ​form of ​tax-freeinvesting. The last remaining laggards have now ​boughtmobilephones.
(Definition of laggard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “laggard”
in Chinese (Simplified) 行动迟缓的人, 缓慢移动的事物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動遲緩的人, 緩慢移動的事物…
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