dyslexia

[ dis-lek-see-uh ]
/ dɪsˈlɛk si ə /
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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; < New Latin < 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 Formsdyslectic (dɪsˈlɛktɪk), adjective, noundyslexic, adjective

Word Origin for dyslexia

from 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

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

dyslexia

[ dĭs-lĕksē-ə ]

n.

A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Science 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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Culture 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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