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dyscalculia (dis-kal-KYOO-lee-uh) noun

Inability to solve math problems, usually as a result of brain dysfunction.

[Dys + calcul(ate) + -ia.]

"Almost seven out of a hundred pupils suffer from dyscalculia - a learning disability that diminishes their mathematical ability but does not affect their general intelligence." Judy Siegel-Itzkovich, Students Suffer From a Dyslexia of Numbers, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), Oct 15, 1995.

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