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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dyslexicadjective

    of or relating to or symptomatic of dyslexia

  2. dyslectic, dyslexicadjective

    having impaired ability to comprehend written words usually associated with a neurologic disorder


  1. dyslexicnoun

    A person who has dyslexia.

  2. dyslexicadjective

    Of or pertaining to dyslexia.

  3. dyslexicadjective

    Having dyslexia.


  1. dyslexic

    Dyslexia, also known until the 1960s as word blindness, is a disorder characterized by reading below the expected level for one's age. Different people are affected to different degrees. Problems may include difficulties in spelling words, reading quickly, writing words, "sounding out" words in the head, pronouncing words when reading aloud and understanding what one reads. Often these difficulties are first noticed at school. The difficulties are involuntary, and people with this disorder have a normal desire to learn. People with dyslexia have higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), developmental language disorders, and difficulties with numbers.Dyslexia is believed to be caused by the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. Some cases run in families. Dyslexia that develops due to a traumatic brain injury, stroke, or dementia is sometimes called "acquired dyslexia" or alexia. The underlying mechanisms of dyslexia result from differences within the brain's language processing. Dyslexia is diagnosed through a series of tests of memory, vision, spelling, and reading skills. Dyslexia is separate from reading difficulties caused by hearing or vision problems or by insufficient teaching or opportunity to learn.Treatment involves adjusting teaching methods to meet the person's needs. While not curing the underlying problem, it may decrease the degree or impact of symptoms. Treatments targeting vision are not effective. Dyslexia is the most common learning disability and occurs in all areas of the world. It affects 3–7% of the population; however, up to 20% of the general population may have some degree of symptoms. While dyslexia is more often diagnosed in boys, this is partly explained by a self-fulfilling referral bias among teachers and professionals. It has even been suggested that the condition affects men and women equally. Some believe that dyslexia is best considered as a different way of learning, with both benefits and downsides.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dyslexic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dyslexic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dyslexic in a Sentence

  1. Josh Blue:

    The thing about my comedy is that I'm so comfortable with my disability that you don't have a right to be uncomfortable, if I say something that's hard in my life but put it in a way that maybe you have not thought of, and I'm laughing at it, it gives you the ability to laugh at the same thing within yourself. I feel like every person has a disability in some way. Whether you're dyslexic or Republican or whatever.

  2. Daniel Britton:

    People who've never been dyslexic don't understand what it's like.

  3. Salma Hayek:

    I have to stay that I started practicing saying the name of the movie since we were shooting it because I am dyslexic.

  4. Daymond John:

    Because I’m dyslexic, I’ve had to read books many times, that’s why I focus on reading ones that are high-impact and incredibly useful, full of important lessons that I can apply to my life and business.

  5. Sally Shaywitz:

    They worry what others will think, because there is terrible misinformation that people who are dyslexic aren’t smart, but because they have difficulties reading, they have learned to be very careful.

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