dyslexia [ dis- lek-see- uh ] SHOW IPA / dɪsˈlɛk si ə / PHONETIC RESPELLING EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Pathology any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information. Origin of dyslexia 1885–90;
Greek dys- dys-
) word +
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Examples from the Web for dyslexia British Dictionary definitions for dyslexia noun a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy Nontechnical name: word blindness Derived Forms dyslectic ( dɪsˈlɛktɪk), adjective, noun dyslexic, adjective Word Origin for dyslexia
dys- + -lexia from Greek lexis word usage
Rather than talking about a person being
dyslexic or about dyslexics, it is better to talk about a person with dyslexia, people with dyslexia
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Word Origin and History for dyslexia n.
c.1887, from German
dyslexie (1883), from Greek dys- "bad, abnormal, difficult" (see dys-) + lexis "word," from legein "speak" (see lecture (n.)). Dyslexic (n.) is first recorded 1961; dyslectic (adj.) from 1964.
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Medicine definitions for dyslexia n. A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Science definitions for dyslexia A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Culture definitions for dyslexia
Difficulty in reading when experienced by persons with normal vision and normal or above-normal intelligence. A common example of dyslexia is reading words with the letters in reverse order, as in
fyl for fly.
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