Definition of agnosia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//æɡˈnəʊsiə//
, BrE//æɡˈnəʊziə//
; NAmE NAmE//æɡˈnoʊʒə//
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the lack of the ability to recognize things and people Word Origin early 20th cent.: coined in German from Greek agnōsia ‘ignorance’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: agnosia