What does Disability mean?

Definitions for Disabilityˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Disability.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disability, disablement, handicap, impairment(noun)

    the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness

    "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"

Wiktionary

  1. disability(Noun)

    State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

  2. disability(Noun)

    Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

  3. disability(Noun)

    Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state

  4. Origin: Circa 1570 .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disability(noun)

    state of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like

  2. Disability(noun)

    want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency

Freebase

  1. Disability

    Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime. An individual may also qualify as disabled if he/she has had an impairment in the past or is seen as disabled based on a personal or group standard or norm. Such impairments may include physical, sensory, and cognitive or developmental disabilities. Mental disorders and various types of chronic disease may also qualify as disabilities. Some advocates object to describing certain conditions as "disabilities", arguing that it is more appropriate to consider them developmental differences that have been unfairly stigmatized by society.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disability' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4743

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disability' in Nouns Frequency: #1718

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disability in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disability in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Malath Adam:

    Shyness is a disability.

  2. Katherine Markovich:

    My financial situation disables me...can I file for disability?

  3. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobachar:

    I was able to see life through the eyes of a parent with a child with a disability, even though she didn't end up having one.

  4. Mona Hanna-Attisha:

    In five years, when kids are diagnosed with a learning disability, we can never say it was from the lead, or if that kid was always supposed to have a brain disability.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    No disability in the world can outweigh one's inadequacy to treat people with dignity, equality and respect - regardless of their color, creed, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

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Translations for Disability

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • عجزArabic
  • неправоспособност, неспособност, недъгавостBulgarian
  • postiženíCzech
  • BehinderungGerman
  • incapacidad, discapacidadSpanish
  • pension d'invalidité, handicap, infirmité, invaliditéFrench
  • հաշմանդամությունArmenian
  • disabilitasIndonesian
  • 身体障害Japanese
  • неспособност, инвалидитетMacedonian
  • нетрудоспособность, неспособность, инвалидность, бессилие, неправоспособностьRussian
  • sakatlıkTurkish

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