Definition of mental handicap in English:

mental handicap

Line breaks: men¦tal handi|cap

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noun

  • A condition in which the intellectual capacity of a person is permanently lowered or underdeveloped to an extent which prevents normal function in society.

Usage

The terms mental handicap and mentally handicapped, though widely used a few decades ago, have fallen out of favour in recent years and have been largely replaced in official contexts by terms such as learning difficulties. See learning difficulties (usage).

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