dyslexia
dyslexia dyslexia n. an impaired ability to read. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Dyslexia — is a specific reading disability due to a defect in the brain s (higher cortical) processing of graphic symbols. Dyslexia is thus a learning disability that alters the way the brain processes written material. The effects of dyslexia vary from… …   Medical dictionary

  • dyslexia — c.1887, from Ger. dyslexie (1883), from Gk. dys bad, abnormal, difficult (see DYS (Cf. dys )) + lexis word, from legein speak (see LECTURE (Cf. lecture) (n.)). Dyslexic (n.) is first recorded 1961; dyslectic (adj.) from 1964 …   Etymology dictionary

  • dyslexia — ► NOUN ▪ a disorder involving difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols. DERIVATIVES dyslexic adjective & noun. ORIGIN from Greek lexis speech (apparently by confusion of Greek legein to speak and Latin legere… …   English terms dictionary

  • dyslexia — [dis lek′sē ə] n. [ModL < DYS + lexis, speech < legein, to speak: see LOGIC] impairment of the ability to read, often as the result of genetic defect or brain injury dyslexic [dislek′sik] adj., n. dyslectic [dislek′tik] …   English World dictionary

  • Dyslexia — This article is about developmental dyslexia. For acquired dyslexia, see Alexia (acquired dyslexia). Dyslexia Classification and external resources ICD 10 R48.0 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • dyslexia — /dis lek see euh/, n. Pathol. any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information. [1885 90; < NL < Gk dys DYS + léx(is) word + ia IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyslexia — [[t]dɪ̱sle̱ksiə[/t]] N UNCOUNT If someone suffers from dyslexia, they have difficulty with reading because of a slight disorder of their brain. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • dyslexia —    A lack of ability to read, often characterized by reversals. To a dyslexic person, a printed page may appear to be a jumble of incoherent data. Dyslexia is a common learning disability. (pr. diss leck see uh) …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • dyslexia — n. a developmental disorder selectively affecting a child s ability to learn to read and write. The condition affects boys more often than girls and can create serious educational problems. It is sometimes called specific dyslexia, developmental… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dyslexia — n. an abnormal difficulty in reading and spelling, caused by a condition of the brain. Derivatives: dyslexic adj. & n. dyslectic adj. & n. Etymology: G Dyslexie (as DYS , Gk lexis speech) * * * dyslexia, dyslexic see dys …   Useful english dictionary

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