Definitions

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

  • noun A learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract.

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

  • noun an impaired ability to read.

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

  • noun neurology, pathology A learning disability in which a person finds it difficult to read and write.

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

  • noun impaired ability to learn to read

Etymologies

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

[New Latin : dys– + Greek lexis, speech (from legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots).]

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Circa 1890, from New Latin dys- + lexia, from Ancient Greek δυσ- (dys-) expressing the idea of difficulty, and Ancient Greek λέξις (lexis, "diction”, “word").

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    December 9, 2007