Developmental-disability meaning

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A cognitive, emotional, or physical impairment, especially one related to abnormal sensory or motor development, that appears early in life and limits one's ability to learn, communicate, or perform one or more activities of daily life.
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A physical, cognitive, or emotional impairment, often caused by a neurodevelopmental disorder such as cerebral palsy or autism spectrum disorder, that appears early in life and limits a person's ability to learn, communicate, or perform one or more activities of daily life.
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A mental or physical disability, such as cerebral palsy or mental retardation, that is present during childhood, interferes with normal physical, intellectual, or emotional development, and usually lasts throughout life.
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Describes life-long disabilities attributable to mental and/or physical, or a combination of mental and physical impairments, manifested during childhood or later in the human development age (variously given as being before age 16, 18, or 21).
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(euphemistic) Mental retardation.
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