word deafness


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word deafness

n.
A form of aphasia in which the meaning of ordinary spoken words becomes incomprehensible.

word deafness

n
(Pathology) loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesion. Also called: auditory aphasia
ˈword-ˌdeaf adj
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Noun1.word deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing lossword deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion