word blindness

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word blindness

n.
See alexia.

word′-blind′ adj.

word blindness

n
(Pathology) the nontechnical name for alexia, dyslexia
ˈword-ˌblind adj

a•lex•i•a

(əˈlɛk si ə)

n.
a neurologic disorder marked by loss of the ability to understand written or printed language, usu. resulting from a brain lesion or a congenital defect. Also called word blindness.
[1875–80; a-6 + Greek léx(is) speech (lég(ein) to speak + -sis -sis) + -ia]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.word blindness - inability to perceive written wordsword blindness - inability to perceive written words
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
Translations

word blindness

ndislessia