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dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \dis-ˈlek-sē-ə\

Simple Definition of dyslexia

  • medical : a condition in the brain that makes it hard for a person to read, write, and spell

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dyslexia

  1. :  a variable often familial learning disability involving difficulties in acquiring and processing language that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, spelling, and writing

dyslexic play \-sik\ adjective or noun

Origin of dyslexia

New Latin, from dys- + Greek lexis word, speech, from legein to say — more at legend


First Known Use: circa 1888

Rhymes with dyslexia


DYSLEXIA Defined for Kids

dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \dis-ˈlek-sē-ə\

Definition of dyslexia for Students

  1. :  a learning disability in which a person usually has a problem in reading, spelling, and writing

dyslexic \-ˈlek-sik\ adjective



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dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \dis-ˈlek-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of dyslexia

  1. :  a variable often familial learning disability that involves difficulties in acquiring and processing language and that is typically manifested by a lack of proficiency in reading, spelling, and writing




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