lexico-, lexi-, lex-, -lexia, -lexias, -lexic, -lectic, -lexis
(Greek: word or words, vocabulary; a saying, a phrase; speaking, speech)
Closely related to legi-, ligi-, lig-, lect-, -lectic (Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out, to choose; to read, to recite]).
In addition to the previous applicable terms for the word alexia, research has also provided us with "optical alexia", "sensory alexia", and "visual alexia"; however, it is not the same as "motor alexia" (anarthria), in which there is a loss of the power to read out loud although the significance of what is written or printed may be understood.2. A disorder in reading ability: Alexia is differentiated from dyslexia, which is a developmental problem in reading.
Strictly speaking, lexus and its derivatives refer to speech, not reading, because they are based on the Greek verb legein, "to speak", and not on the Latin verb legere, "to read". Current usage of alexia appears to reflect an etymological error that has been accepted for so long that to insist on correcting it might be useless.
2. A click of cardiologists.
3. A fibrillation of cardiologists.
- questionable: what Cain did when he was curious about what his brother Abel was so upset about.
- outlying: where your prevaricating son is now.
- laplander: anyone who can't keep his, or her, balance in a crowded subway.
- gruesome: how they got their fresh vegetables.
- groan: a fully matured person.
- aspen: a donkey coral.
- abdication: giving up on stomach exercises.
- dictionary: the only place where "divorce" comes before "marriage".
- gossip: a news source from one person based on a series of contributers.
- jury: a panel of twelve untrained in law who are asked to render their legal decisions.
- glazing: sleeping with the eyes open, a popular pastime at conferences and early-morning meetings.
- sarchasm: The gulf between the person being sarcastic and the person who doesn't understand what it means.
- keystroke: when only one side of the computer keyboard is working.
- legend (leg-end): the foot or where the foot is located.
- information (in formation): how military aircraft fly.
- diet: a form of wishful shrinking.
- dieting: corporal downsizing.
- dieting: life in the fast [fasting] lane.
I bought a new dictionary which was really a fictionary although it pretended to be scholarly; I laughed when I read the definition of daffynition and then wrote to my sister about dieting while she was driving her sports car "in the fast (fasting) lane".
I included a P.S. in my letter to explain the lexicomedy reference.
While Jill was looking up synonyms in the thesaurus, she also consulted a new dictionary which was helpful in that it had a special glossary of specialized words which she had not seen when she reviewed the old lexicon that her friend had given to her.
2. Difficulty in reading due to defects in the brain; specifically, word blindness.
3. An imprecise term concerning a condition in which an individual with normal vision is unable to interpret written language.
These individuals can see and recognize letters but are unable to spell and write words. Some great intellects, including Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Woodrow Wilson, and Winston Churchill, are thought to have been dyslexic.
A few clarifications regarding dyslexia
Two commonly held beliefs about dyslexia are that children with it see letters or words backward, and that the problem is linked to intelligence.
Both beliefs are considered to be wrong. The problem is a linguistic one, not a visual one, in dyslexia; and dyslexia in no way stems from any lack of intelligence. People with severe dyslexia can be and have been known to be of superior intelligence.
In fact, the effects of dyslexia vary from person to person. The only shared trait among people with dyslexia is that they read at levels significantly lower than is typical for people of their ages. Dyslexia is not the same as reading retardation which may reflect mental retardation or cultural deprivation.
2. Having the characteristics of a dictionary: "Fay was looking for special lexical entries on the internet."
2. The creation of a single word out of existing words, usually in order to express something previously conveyed by several words or a phrase; for example, “shoplifting”.
3. The process of making a word to express a concept.
2. People who are involved in the compilations and productions of lexicons or dictionaries.