A sentence from my textbook

These people are slow to change their mind.

I guess to change their mind is an infinitive clause being a complement of slow.

But I don't quite understand the meaning , does it mean :
These people change their mind slowly?

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Yes, it does mean “These people change their mind(s) slowly”.* These people are very stubborn. It takes a lot of time to get them to change their points of view.

*You might not be wrong to use the singular, but I would use minds when talking about multiple people who each have their own mind. Not your question, but I thought this should be pointed out.

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