dyscalculia

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Etymology[edit]

From dys-, from Ancient Greek δυς- (dus-, bad) + calculate, from Latin calculare.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˌdɪskælˈkjuːli.ə/

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dyscalculia (countable and uncountable, plural dyscalculias)

  1. (pathology) A learning disability characterized by significantly below average mathematical ability.
    Some educators think requiring students with dyscalculia to study math in high school is a mistake because the dyscalculic students are unlikely to be capable of learning math.

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