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ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does attention deficit disorder mean? 

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (noun)
  The noun ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER has 1 sense:

1. a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

  Familiarity information: ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER used as a noun is very rare.


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ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER (noun)


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Meaning:

A condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

ADD; ADHD; attention deficit disorder; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; hyperkinetic syndrome; MBD; minimal brain damage; minimal brain dysfunction

Hypernyms ("attention deficit disorder" is a kind of...):

syndrome (a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease)

Meronyms (parts of "attention deficit disorder"):

hyperactivity (a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement)


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