Definition of backwardness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backwardness

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbækwədnəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækwərdnəs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the state of having made less progress than normal the backwardness of rural areas
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backwardness