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WORD DEAFNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does word deafness mean? 

WORD DEAFNESS (noun)
  The noun WORD DEAFNESS has 1 sense:

1. an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss

  Familiarity information: WORD DEAFNESS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORD DEAFNESS (noun)


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Meaning:

An impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acoustic aphasia; auditory aphasia; word deafness

Hypernyms ("word deafness" is a kind of...):

aphasia (inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion)


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