Definition of dyscalculia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdɪskalˈkjuːlɪə/


[mass noun] Psychiatry
Severe difficulty in making arithmetical calculations, as a result of brain disorder.
Example sentences
  • Irlen Syndrome can be found in combination with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysphasia, or hyperactivity.
  • An estimated five per cent of children suffer from dyscalculia - a problem just as serious as dyslexia but still hardly recognised, said Prof Brian Butterworth.
  • Assuming that the word is used in the same way as ‘dyslexia’, I'd deduce that if a person suffers from dyscalculia they could be described as being dyscalculic.

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