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[dis-lek-see-uh] /dɪsˈlɛk si ə/

noun, Pathology.
any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information.
a developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy Nontechnical name word blindness

c.1887, from German dyslexie (1883), from Greek dys- “bad, abnormal, difficult” (see dys-) + lexis “word,” from legein “speak” (see lecture (n.)). Dyslexic (n.) is first recorded 1961; dyslectic (adj.) from 1964.

dyslexia dys·lex·i·a (dĭs-lěk’sē-ə)
A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
dys·lec’tic (-lěk’tĭk) n.
A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
dyslexia [(dis-lek-see-uh)]

Difficulty in reading when experienced by persons with normal vision and normal or above-normal intelligence. A common example of dyslexia is reading words with the letters in reverse order, as in fyl for fly.


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    [dis-lek-sik] /dɪsˈlɛk sɪk/ noun 1. a person subject to or having . adjective 2. of or relating to . dyslexic dys·lex·ic (dĭs-lěk’sĭk) adj. Of or relating to dyslexia. n. A person affected by dyslexia.

  • Dyslogia

    [dis-loh-juh, -jee-uh] /dɪsˈloʊ dʒə, -dʒi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. inability to express ideas because of faulty reasoning or speech, due to a mental disorder. dyslogia dys·lo·gi·a (dĭs-lō’jē-ə, -jə) n.

  • Dyslogistic

    [dis-luh-jis-tik] /ˌdɪs ləˈdʒɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or . /ˌdɪsləˈdʒɪstɪk/ adjective 1. (rare) disapproving

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