word deafness

noun
an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss
Hypernyms: ↑aphasia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Word deafness — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • word deafness — n AUDITORY APHASIA word deaf adj * * * auditory aphasia …   Medical dictionary

  • word deafness — n. a cerebral disorder characterized by loss of ability to understand spoken words; auditory aphasia …   English World dictionary

  • word deafness — word deaf, adj. Pathol. inability to comprehend the meanings of words though they are heard, caused by lesions of the auditory center of the brain. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • word-deafness — noun Auditory aphasia: a condition in which the patient hears words but cannot understand them …   Wiktionary

  • word deafness — noun an inability to identify spoken words, resulting from a brain defect …   English new terms dictionary

  • Pure word deafness — is caused by bilateral damage to the posterior superior temporal lobes or disruption of connections between these areas. It exhibits itself as inability to comprehend the meaning of speech, but (in most cases) still being able to hear, speak,… …   Wikipedia

  • Word — Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The spoken… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Word blindness — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Word dumbness — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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