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intellectual disability

[ in-tl-ek-choo-uhl dis-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əl ˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun
a developmental disorder characterized in varying degrees by a subnormal ability to learn, a substantially low IQ, and impaired social adjustment: The diagnostic term intellectual disability replaced the older designation mental retardation in the 2010s.
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Origin of intellectual disability

First recorded in 1805–10
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