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Definition of "agnosia" [agnosia]

  • Loss of the ability to interpret sensory stimuli, such as sounds or images. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agnosia" in a sentence
  • "For him, the agnosia - the term agnosia is used for a situation in which one sees something clearly but one can't ascribe any meaning to it, you can't recognize it."
  • "The German neurologist Hermann Munk called this second condition "mind-blindness" (Seelenblindheit) and today it is known as "agnosia," a term we owe to Sigmund Freud."
  • "When the cortical centers were damaged and could no longer interpret them, the result was agnosia."