from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss of the ability to read, usually caused by brain lesions. Also called word blindness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The inability, due to a cerebral disorder, to comprehend or understand writing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As used by some, inability to read aloud, due to brain disease.
- n. More commonly, inability, due to brain disease, to understand written or printed symbols although they can be seen, as in case of word blindness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inability to read, as the result of a morbid or diseased condition of nervous centers not involving loss of sight; word-blindness; text-blindness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. inability to perceive written words
a-1 + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots) + -ia1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ἀ ("not") + Ancient Greek λέξις ("speech") + -ia (Wiktionary)