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neurodiversity

[noo r-oh-di-vur-si-tee, -dahy-, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-, ˌnyʊər-/
noun
1.
the variation and differences in neurological structure and function that exist among human beings, especially when viewed as being normal and natural rather than pathological:
recognizing autism as an example of neurodiversity.
Origin of neurodiversity
1995-2000
1995-2000; neuro- + diversity
Related forms
neurodiverse, adjective
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