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dis·a·bil·i·ty

 (dĭs′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. dis·a·bil·i·ties
1.
a. A physical or mental condition that significantly limits a person's motor, sensory, or cognitive abilities.
b. The state of having such a condition. discrimination based on disability.
2.
a. A program that provides financial support to people with such conditions: has been on disability for a month.
b. The economic assistance provided by such a program: has been getting disability since the accident.
3. Law Lack of legal capacity to perform some act, such as to enter into a contract, because of infancy or lack of soundness of mind.

disability

(ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. the condition of being unable to perform a task or function because of a physical or mental impairment
2. something that disables; handicap
3. lack of necessary intelligence, strength, etc
4. (Law) an incapacity in the eyes of the law to enter into certain transactions
Usage: Many deaf and hard of hearing people object to the use of the phrase hearing disability

dis•a•bil•i•ty

(ˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. lack of adequate strength or physical or mental ability; incapacity.
2. a physical or mental handicap, esp. one that prevents a person from living a normal life or from holding a specific job.
3. anything that disables or puts one at a disadvantage.
4. the state or condition of being disabled.
5. legal disqualification.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disability - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitnessdisability - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
bandy leg, bandyleg, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara, bow leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
anorgasmia - absence of an orgasm in sexual relations
dysphasia - an impairment of language (especially speech production) that is usually due to brain damage
unfitness, softness - poor physical condition; being out of shape or out of condition (as from a life of ease and luxury)
disability of walking - a disability that interferes with or prevents walking
astasia - inability to stand due to muscular incoordination
amputation - a condition of disability resulting from the loss of one or more limbs
hearing disorder, hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
dysomia - impairment of the sense of smell
vision defect, visual defect, visual disorder, visual impairment - impairment of the sense of sight
descensus, prolapse, prolapsus - the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
hypesthesia, hypoesthesia - impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
genu valgum, knock-knee, tibia valga - an inward slant of the thigh
pigeon toes - disability in which the toes are turned inward; often associated with knock-knee
bandy legs, bow leg, bow legs - outward curvature of the legs
disintegration - a loss (or serious disruption) of organization in some system; "a disintegration of personality"

disability

noun handicap, affliction, disorder, defect, impairment, disablement, infirmity Facilities for people with disabilities are still inadequate.
Translations
عَجْزعَجْز، فُقْدان الأهلِيَّه
invaliditahandicap
handicapinvaliditet
vamma
invaliditet
rokkantság
fötlun
身体障害
장애
nesposobnost
funktionshinder
ความพิการ
sự tàn tật

disability

[ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ]
A. N
1. (= state) → invalidez f, discapacidad f, minusvalía f; (= injury, illness, condition) → discapacidad f, minusvalía f
people with a disabilitylos discapacitados, los minusválidos
2. (fig) → desventaja f
B. CPD disability allowance N (permanent) → subsidio m por incapacidad laboral permanente; (temporary) → subsidio m por incapacidad laboral transitoria
disability pension Npensión f de invalidez

disability

[ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪti] n (= handicap) → infirmité f, handicap m
a physical disability → un handicap physique
a mental disability → un handicap mental
to have a disability → avoir un handicap
people with disabilities → les personnes handicapées learning disabilitydisability allowance nallocation f d'invaliditédisability pension npension f d'invalidité

disability

n
(= handicap, injury etc)Behinderung f
(Jur) → Rechtsunfähigkeit f

disability

[ˌdɪsəˈbɪlɪtɪ] n (injury etc) → menomazione f, infermità f inv; (state) → invalidità f inv, handicap m inv (Law) (fig) → incapacità f inv
disability allowance → pensione f d'invalidità

disable

(disˈeibl) verb
to reduce the ability or strength of; to cripple. He was disabled during the war.
disability (disəˈbiləti) plural disaˈbilities noun
something which disables. He has a disability which prevents him from walking very far.
ˈdisability payment noun
an amount of money regularly paid by the government to disabled people.
disˈabled adjective
lacking ability or strength; crippled. a disabled soldier.
disˈablement noun

disability

عَجْز invalidita handicap Behinderung αναπηρία discapacidad vamma handicap invaliditet disabilità 身体障害 장애 invaliditeit uførhet niemożność deficiência инвалидность funktionshinder ความพิการ sakatlık sự tàn tật 残疾

dis·a·bil·i·ty

n. incapacidad, inhabilidad; invalidez, impedimento; disminución de una capacidad física o mental.

disability

n (pl -ties) discapacidad f, (esp. with respect to work, possibly temporary) incapacidad f, (disorder) trastorno; developmental — discapacidad del desarrollo; intellectual — discapacidad intelectual; learning — trastorno de aprendizaje; physical — discapacidad física
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