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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.
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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
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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]
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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)
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

disability

noun handicap, affliction, disorder, defect, impairment, disablement, infirmity Facilities for people with disabilities are still inadequate.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
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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
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disability

n
(= handicap, injury etc)Behinderung f
(Jur) → Rechtsunfähigkeit f
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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
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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
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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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

dis·a·bil·i·ty

n. incapacidad, inhabilidad; invalidez, impedimento; disminución de una capacidad física o mental.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
He 'regretted the tendency of the public to ridicule the physically challenged,' observing that 'disability does not mean inability.'
Dr Bushra Mirza said that physically challenged persons were given equal opportunities at LCWU and all buildings in future would be friendly for wheelchair bound students.
Summary: Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Punjab government has issued a notification regarding four per cent reservation, up from three per cent, for the physically challenged persons for the purpose of promotions and direct recruitments in government departments.
ISLAMABAD -- Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) would set up 20 centres for the physically challenged in under-privileged districts in the public-private partnership mode.
'The disability bill is geared towards protecting the rights of physically challenged persons in the state and to give them more opportunities like other persons,' she said.
KARACHI -- Ian Martin, the ECB official has expressed his satisfaction over the preparations by India's physically challenged cricketers to play the forthcoming World Cup scheduled to be played in England in August this year.
'The man assaulted a 10-year-old physically challenged girl who has been hospitalised,' Arif Javed, SP investigations, told reporters.
He asked the concerned departments to take measures for facilitating physically challenged people and make their buildings accessible to them.
During the conference, President Al-Sisi attended several artistic performances by physically challenged individuals, and honoured some distinguished figures.
While in Muscat, he received at his floating abode H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Said bin Saif al Kalbani, Minister of Social Development, and several physically challenged people from the sultanate.
Concerned officers and focal persons of visually impaired, deaf, dumb and physically challenged persons attended the meeting.