apraxia

noun
aprax·​ia | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈprak-sē-ə How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \

Definition of apraxia

: loss or impairment of the ability to execute complex coordinated movements without muscular or sensory impairment

Other Words from apraxia

apractic \ (ˌ)ā-​ˈprak-​tik How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \ or apraxic \ (ˌ)ā-​ˈprak-​sik How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of apraxia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keira is on the autism spectrum and also has global apraxia, which means motor movements are difficult for her. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Apr. 2022 An hour into the visit with the therapist, Drummond heard the word apraxia for the first time. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, 30 Oct. 2019 Braun's 4-year-old son, Killian, was born with a neurological disorder called childhood apraxia of speech. Jordan Culver, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2019 Killian was born with childhood apraxia of speech, a disorder in which speech muscles don’t work normally because the brain has trouble coordinating their movements, Braun wrote. Marisa Iati, Washington Post, 10 Aug. 2019 Killian was born with childhood apraxia of speech, a disorder in which speech muscles don't work normally because the brain has trouble coordinating their movements, Braun wrote. The Washington Post, oregonlive.com, 9 Aug. 2019 Caleb was supposed to repeat the word three times, which was difficult for kids with apraxia. Lisa Scottoline, Philly.com, 10 Apr. 2018 HUGE impact with my child who has apraxia, down syndrome and hearing loss. Charlene Paparizos, cleveland.com, 23 May 2017 Brittany also was diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder and motor-control issues caused by apraxia and dyspraxia. Natalie Angley, CNN, 12 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of apraxia

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for apraxia

New Latin, from Greek, inaction, from a- + praxis action, from prassein to do — more at practical

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The first known use of apraxia was circa 1881

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“Apraxia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apraxia. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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apraxia

noun
aprax·​ia | \ (ˈ)ā-ˈprak-sē-ə How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \

Medical Definition of apraxia

: loss or impairment of the ability to execute complex coordinated movements without muscular or sensory impairment — compare eupraxia

Other Words from apraxia

apractic \ -​ˈprak-​tik How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \ or apraxic \ -​ˈprak-​sik How to pronounce apraxia (audio) \ adjective

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