Dyslexia meaning

dĭs-lĕksē-ə
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.

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Impairment of the ability to read, often as the result of genetic defect or brain injury.
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A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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A learning disability marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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(neurology, pathology) A learning disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write.
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A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
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Origin of dyslexia

  • New Latin dys– Greek lexis speech (from legein to speak leg- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Circa 1890, from New Latin dys- + lexia, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dys-) expressing the idea of difficulty, and Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, “diction”, “word”).

    From Wiktionary