dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \ dis-ˈlek-sē-ə \

Definition of dyslexia

: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

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Origin and Etymology of dyslexia

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


DYSLEXIA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of dyslexia for English Language Learners

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


DYSLEXIA Defined for Kids

dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \ dis-ˈlek-sē-ə \

Definition of dyslexia for Students

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

dyslexic

\-ˈlek-sik\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

dyslexia

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noun dys·lex·ia \ dis-ˈlek-sē-ə \

medical Definition of dyslexia

: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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