a disorder of the nervous system, characterized by an inability to perform purposeful movements, but not accompanied by a loss of sensory function or paralysis.
a disorder of the central nervous system caused by brain damage and characterized by impaired ability to carry out purposeful muscular movements
1877, medical Latin, from German apraxie (H. Steinthal, 1871), from Greek apraxia “inaction,” from privative prefix a- (see a- (3)) + praxis “a doing, action, business” (see praxis).
apraxia a·prax·i·a (ā-prāk’sē-ə)
A disorder of voluntary movement consisting of the partial or complete inability to execute purposeful movements without the impairment of muscular power and coordination.
A psychomotor defect characterized by the inability to make proper use of a known object.
after; following (used in combination): après-tennis clothes. Contemporary Examples As Barbara Walters might say—that is, if she were echoing French King Louis XV—“apres moi, le deluge.” Massacre at ‘The View’: Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy Reportedly Fired Lloyd Grove June 26, 2014 Historical Examples apres touts les grosses dames et demoiselles suivants a pié. History […]
- Apres-midi d’un faune
- Apres moi le deluge
after me, the deluge (attributed to Louis XV, adapted from après nous le déluge “after us the deluge,” credited to Madame de Pompadour: said in reference to signs of the approaching Revolution).
the period of relaxation that follows skiing: menus suitable for après-ski. pertaining to or suitable for such a time: après-ski clothes; an après-ski party. noun social activity following a day’s skiing (as modifier): an après-ski outfit