Definitions

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

  • noun Impairment of the ability to solve mathematical problems, usually resulting from brain dysfunction.

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  • noun pathology Difficulty with numbers and in doing arithmetic.

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  • noun impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics

Etymologies

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

[dys– + calcul(ate) + –ia.]

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From dys-, from Ancient Greek δυς- (dus-, "bad") + calculate, from Latin calculare.

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  • An innumerate chef is reviled.

    Her recipes can't be compiled.

    Consider if Julia

    Had had dyscalculia:

    She'd not have been our favored Child.

    March 21, 2015