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S: UNICEF – http://www.unicef.org/ceecis/Disability-eng.pdf (last access: 22 April 2013); https://www.disability.gov/ (last access: 3 September 2014); https://www.disability.gov/ (last access: 4 June 2015).

N: 1. 1570s, “want of ability;” see dis- + ability. Related: Disabilities.
2. a. The condition of being disabled. b. Limitation in the ability to pursue an occupation because of a physical or mental impairment; also: a program providing financial support to one affected by disability <went on disability after the injury>.
Lack of legal qualification to do something.
A disqualification, restriction, or disadvantage.
3. Collocations:

  • Adj.: severe | permanent | learning, mental, physical children who have severe learning disabilities.
  • Verb + disability: have | cope with, live with learning to live with disability.
  • Disability + noun: movement, organization | discrimination | allowance, pension.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=disability&searchmode=none (last access: 3 September 2014). 2. MW – http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disability (last access: 4 June 2015). 3. http://oxforddictionary.so8848.com/search?word=disability (last access: 4 June 2015).


CR: crippled person, disabled person, handicap, impairment, incapacity, intellectual disability, mild intellectual disability.