Definitions

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  • n. A symptom of aphasia in which the sufferer substitutes a spoken word different from the one intended.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, the use of one word for another, or of one syllable for another: a phase of aphasia.

Etymologies

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para- +‎ aphasia?

Examples

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  • I need a substitute word for paraphasia. I need it now.

    May 27, 2008

  • Not to be confused with paraphrasia.

    May 27, 2008

  • Disorder in which one word substituted for another. (from Phrontistery)

    May 25, 2008