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  • n. aphasia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Loss of the power of speaking, while retaining the power of writing; -- a disorder of cerebral origin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, aphasia, in its general sense; specifically— ataxic aphasia; anarthria. See aphasia and anarthria, 2.

Etymologies

From Greek α (without) and φημη (speech). (Wiktionary)

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  • US Railway Association, Standard Cipher Code, 1906: telegraph shorthand for the phrase "Can you secure the appointment?".

    January 20, 2013

  • Loss of power of articulate speech; motor aphasia. (Luciferous Logolepsy)

    May 16, 2008