from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A learning disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an impaired ability to read.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. impaired ability to learn to read
New Latin : dys- + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Circa 1890, from New Latin dys- + lexia, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dys-) expressing the idea of difficulty, and Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, "diction”, “word"). (Wiktionary)