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disability

noun
 
 
/ˌdɪsəˈbɪləti/
[C] an illness, injury, or medical condition that makes it difficult for someone to do the things that other people do: All service providers need to think about how they cater for customers with disabilities. If the injury caused by the job does not qualify as a disability, the employer is not legally obliged to find the employee other work. a physical/mental disability
[U] the state of having an illness, injury, or medical condition that makes it difficult to do the things that other people do: The law prohibits workplace discrimination against employees because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, age, or national origin. short-term/long-term/permanent disability physical/mental disability disability allowance/claims/compensation
[U] US GOVERNMENT, FINANCE money that is paid by the government to someone who cannot work because of an illness, injury, or medical condition: Terry used to work in a local factory but is now on disability because of an accident. a disability check
Translations of “disability”
in Korean 장애…
in Arabic إعاقة…
in Portuguese deficiência…
in Catalan discapacitat…
in Japanese 心身障害…
in Italian invalidità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 殘疾,缺陷,殘障…
in Russian инвалидность…
in Turkish özürlülük, sakatlık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 残疾,缺陷,残障…
in Polish niepełnosprawność, kalectwo…
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