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Disability vs. Handicap

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Disabilitynoun

State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

Handicapnoun

Something that prevents, hampers, or hinders.

‘Age is often a handicap.’;

Disabilitynoun

A mental condition causing a difficulty with an intellectual task.

Handicapnoun

An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (or other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.

‘The older boy won, even though his opponent had been granted a handicap of five meters.’; ‘A handicap in chess often involves removal of the queen's rook.’;

Disabilitynoun

Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

Handicapnoun

(sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.

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Disabilitynoun

Regular payments received by a disabled person, usually from the state

‘I had to go on disability after the accident.’; ‘Did you get your disability this month?’;

Handicapnoun

A race or similar contest in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.

Disabilitynoun

State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

‘Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted.’; ‘Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability.’;

Handicapnoun

An old card game, similar to lanterloo.

Disabilitynoun

Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.

‘The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture.’;

Handicapverb

(transitive) To encumber with a handicap in any contest.

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Disabilitynoun

the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;

‘reading disability’; ‘hearing impairment’;

Handicapverb

To place at disadvantage.

‘The candidate was handicapped by her lack of experience.’;

Disability

A disability is any medical condition that makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or effectively interact with the world around them (socially or materially). These conditions, or impairments, may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or a combination of multiple factors.

Handicapverb

To estimate betting odds.

‘Grandpa Andy would buy the racing form the day ahead of time so he could handicap the race before he even arrived at the track.’;

Handicapnoun

An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race to the competitor possessing inferior advantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing superior advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success; as, the handicap was five seconds, or ten pounds, and the like.

Handicapnoun

A race, for horses or men, or any contest of agility, strength, or skill, in which there is an allowance of time, distance, weight, or other advantage, to equalize the chances of the competitors.

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Handicapnoun

An old game at cards.

Handicapnoun

a physical or mental disability of the body which makes normal human activities more difficult or impossible; as, his deformed leg was a major handicap in walking.

Handicapnoun

any disadvantage that makes an activity more difficult or impossible; as, insufficient capital was a big handicap in competing against Microsoft.

Handicapverb

To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.

Handicapnoun

the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness;

‘reading disability’; ‘hearing impairment’;

Handicapnoun

advantage given to a competitor to equalize chances of winning

Handicapnoun

something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Handicapverb

injure permanently;

‘He was disabled in a car accident’;

Handicapverb

attempt to forecast the winner (especially in a horse race) and assign odds for or against a contestant

Handicapverb

put at a disadvantage;

‘The brace I have to wear is hindering my movements’;

Handicapnoun

a circumstance that makes progress or success difficult

‘not being able to drive was something of a handicap’;

Handicapnoun

a condition that markedly restricts a person's ability to function physically, mentally, or socially

‘he was born with a significant visual handicap’;

Handicapnoun

a disadvantage imposed on a superior competitor in sports such as golf, horse racing, and competitive sailing in order to make the chances more equal.

Handicapnoun

a race or contest in which a handicap is imposed

‘the National Hunt Handicap Chase’;

Handicapnoun

the extra weight allocated to be carried in a race by a racehorse on the basis of its previous form to make its chances of winning the same as those of the other horses.

Handicapnoun

the number of strokes by which a golfer normally exceeds par for a course (used as a method of enabling players of unequal ability to compete with each other)

‘he plays off a handicap of 10’;

Handicapverb

act as an impediment to

‘lack of funding has handicapped the development of research’;

Handicapverb

place (someone) at a disadvantage

‘her lack of formal training handicapped her’;

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