Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A disorder marked by loss of the ability to write.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A form of cerebral disorder in which there is a partial or total loss of the power of expressing ideas by written symbols.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The absence or loss of the power of expressing ideas by written signs. It is one form of aphasia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A loss of the ability to write (usually referring to a brain injury)
  • noun The inability to write

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a loss of the ability to write or to express thoughts in writing because of a brain lesion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[a– + Greek graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots + –ia.]

Examples

  • Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words ( '' agraphia ''), and name objects ( '' anomia '').

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  • Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words ( '' agraphia ''), and name objects ( '' anomia '').

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words ( '' agraphia ''), and name objects ( '' anomia '').

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  • (I can quite understand that the reader will rub his eyes at these words and suspect the printer of some sort of agraphia.)

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  • If the patient is enable to write, the condition is known as agraphia.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • If the patient is enable to write, the condition is known as agraphia.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • [8] Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words (agraphia), and name objects (anomia).

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  • [8] Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words (agraphia), and name objects (anomia).

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words (agraphia), and name objects

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • [8] Head injuries that harm the parietal lobe can also impair the ability to focus on one object at a time, write words (agraphia), and name objects (anomia).

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  • Foreman used this word in an episode once when a patient had trouble writing something.

    June 10, 2012