- Dyslexia is defined as a learning disability that involves difficulty with reading and writing letters or numbers.
An example of dyslexia is constantly writing 13 as 31.
Origin: Modern Latin ; from dys- plush lexis, speech ; from legein, to speak: see logic
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Origin: New Latin : dys- + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots).
dyslexia - Cultural Definition
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.
dyslexia - Medical Definition
dyslexia - Science Definition
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