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dyslexia

[ dis-lek-see-uh ]
/ dɪsˈlɛk si ə /
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noun Pathology.
any of various reading disorders associated with difficulty decoding written language and integrating auditory and visual information, such as the association of phonemes with letter combinations in spelling.
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Origin of dyslexia

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin, from Greek dys- dys- + léx(is) “word” + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for dyslexia

dyslexia
/ (dɪsˈlɛksɪə) /

noun
a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracyNontechnical name: word blindness

Derived forms of dyslexia

dyslectic (dɪsˈlɛktɪk), adjective, noundyslexic, adjective

Word Origin for dyslexia

from dys- + -lexia from Greek lexis word

usage for dyslexia

Rather than talking about a person being dyslexic or about dyslexics, it is better to talk about a person with dyslexia, people with dyslexia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for dyslexia

dyslexia
[ dĭs-lĕksē-ə ]

A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Cultural definitions for dyslexia

dyslexia
[ (dis-lek-see-uh) ]

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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