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. Nearby words dyskeratosis congenita
dysmaturity 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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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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