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neurodivergent

[ noor-oh-di-vur-juhnt, dahy-, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər oʊ dɪˈvɜr dʒənt, daɪ-, ˌnyʊər- /
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adjective

relating to or showing atypical neurological behavior and development, as in autism spectrum disorder or dyslexia. Abbreviation: ND

noun

a neurodivergent person.

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Origin of neurodivergent

First recorded in 2000–05; neuro- + divergent
neu·ro·di·ver·gence, noun
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