Definitions for Disabilityˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•a•bil•i•tyˌdɪs 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.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. the state or condition of being disabled.

  5. legal disqualification.

    Category: Law

  6. Category: Common Vocabulary, Business

    Ref: disability insurance.

Origin of disability:

1570–80

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. disability(noun)ˌdɪs əˈbɪl ɪ ti

    a condition making sb unable to use part of their body

    physical/mental disabilities

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


Translations for Disability

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disability(noun)

something which disables

He has a disability which prevents him from walking very far.

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