Definition of "dyslexia" []

  • A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words. (noun)
  • A developmental disorder which can cause learning difficulty in one or more of the areas of reading, writing, and numeracy (noun)

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Use "dyslexia" in a sentence
  • "And although the term dyslexia was not something I came across until much later in life, when I did I understood immediately that I had a number of its symptoms."
  • "And dyslexia, one of the byproducts and the one that's least addressed is not, you know, inverting letters or having trouble concentrating or all the other manifestations that we now know go into what we call dyslexia, but the unknown thing of low self-esteem."
  • "Like dyslexia, is there a condition that affects ones ability to do math?"