Definition of acalculia in English:

acalculia

Syllabification: a·cal·cu·li·a
Pronunciation: /ˌākalˈkyo͞olēə
 
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noun

Medicine
Loss of the ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations, typically resulting from disease or injury of the parietal lobe of the brain.
More example sentences
  • Denburg and Tranel have described three general categories of acalculia, which are summarized in Table 11-1.
  • Patients with acalculia are unable to perform mathematical calculations, although some other numerical processing may still be available to them.
  • Testing of acalculia has to encroach both oral and written calculations with clinical and standardized neuropsychological tests.

Origin

early 20th century: from a-1 'not' + Latin calculare 'calculate' + -ia1.

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