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Definitions of IDIOT
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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A person congenitally without understanding or ordinary mental capacity, one who does not advance beyond the Binet age of 3 years; distinguished from a lunatic whose mental defect is of post-natal origin, and from an imbecile who is more or less observant and capable of some mental and physical education. See also moron.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
'foolish, stupid, ignorant.' Now used for one who is fatuous, or who does not possess sufficient intellectual faculties for the social condition, and for preserving himself from danger. In law, one who has been without understanding from his birth, and whom the law presumes to be never likely to attain any.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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