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asemia

[uh-see-mee-uh] /əˈsi mi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
inability to comprehend or use communicative symbols, as words or gestures.
Origin
< Greek ásēm(os) signless (a- a-6 + sêm(a) sign + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
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[uh-sem-ik] /əˈsɛm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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