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Definition of "apraxia" [apraxia]

  • Total or partial loss of the ability to perform coordinated movements or manipulate objects in the absence of motor or sensory impairment. (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 "apraxia" in a sentence
  • "We took him to the doctors, the developmental pediatricians, and they said oh, he has something called apraxia, which is a fancy label for a speech delay."
  • "And apraxia, which is often caused by a stroke, is a serious disorder that disrupts neural programming and often leaves its patients unable to speak at all."
  • "His mind remains sharp but he contends with a disorder called apraxia, which affects his speech."