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disability

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
disabilitydis‧a‧bil‧i‧ty /ˌdɪsəˈbɪləti/ ●●○ noun (plural disabilities)  1 [countable]MIDISABLED a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for someone to use a part of their body properly, or to learn normallywith a disability Public places are becoming more accessible to people with disabilities.learning/physical/mental etc disability children with severe learning disabilities2 [uncountable]MIDISABLED when you have a physical or mental disability learning to cope with disability3 [uncountable] American English money that is given by the government to people who have physical disabilitieson disability Evans lives on disability because of an accident that left her paralyzed.
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disabilityFor a young person with a disability or learning difficulty this transition is crucial.The progressive form follows a steady pattern of worsening symptoms and disability without periods of remission.Because of his disability, he depended on his wife to dress him, feed him and bathe him.Studies say exposure to loud continuous noise can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems in children.Casey is now in a residential school for children with emotional problems and / or learning disabilities.Eschbach has been living on disability for ten years.She manages to lead a normal life in spite of her physical disabilities.Suppose I suffered from a reading disability or, worse yet, was illiterate?However, mechanical aids can do much to lessen the disability of impaired body structure.The group is for people who are learning to live with disability.There are special courses for people with disabilities.severe ... disabilitiesFrom birth he has suffered from severe physical disabilities.The survey estimated that 2.7 million people were in the top five categories, that is, suffering the most severe disabilities.However, there is still considerable use among children with severe learning disabilities.Develop more day and accommodation services for the extra needs of people with severe learning disabilities and multiple handicaps.Its prime value is with those with severe learning disabilities where communication growth is likely to be limited.
From Longman Business Dictionarydisabilitydis‧a‧bil‧i‧ty /ˌdɪsəˈbɪləti/ (plural disabilities) noun1 (also disablement /dɪsˈeɪbəlmənt/) [countable] a physical problem that makes someone unable to use a part of their bodyThe law offers people with disabilities useful protection against unfair discrimination.2[uncountable] money that is given by the government to people who have a physical disabilityHe’s been living on disability for over ten years.3[uncountable] when someone is unable to use parts of their body properlylearning to cope with disability
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