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Sequelae vs Disability - What's the difference?

sequelae | disability |

As nouns the difference between sequelae and disability

is that sequelae is irregular plural of sequela while disability is state of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.

sequelae

English

Noun

(head)
  • (sequela)

  • sequela

    English

    Noun

    (sequelae)
  • (pathology) A disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem.
  • * 1970 , JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition ,
  • Complications: haematoma formation is a dangerous sequela of this operation, and careful drainage with polythene tubing was carried out.
  • * 1973 Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise ,
  • ‘Ay, ay,’ said Stephen testily, ‘it is showy enough to look at, no doubt, but these are only the superficial sequelae . There is no essential lesion.’
  • * 2003 , Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason , Penguin 2004, p. 407,
  • Self-dosing brought emotional and physical sequelae of its own.

    disability

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • State of being disabled; deprivation or want of ability; absence of competent physical, intellectual, or moral power, means, fitness, and the like.
  • * (rfdate),
  • Grossest faults, or disabilities to perform what was covenanted.
  • * (rfdate),
  • Chatham refused to see him, pleading his disability .
  • Want of legal qualification to do a thing; legal incapacity or incompetency.
  • * (rfdate), .
  • The disabilities of idiocy, infancy, and coverture.
  • (uncountable, informal) 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?

    Usage notes

    * Disability and inability: Inability is an inherent want of power to perform the thing in question; disability arises from some deprivation or loss of the needed competency. One who becomes deranged is under a disability of holding his estate; and one who is made a judge, of deciding in his own case. A man may decline an office on account of his inability to discharge its duties; he may refuse to accept a trust or employment on account of some disability prevents him from entering into such engagements.

    Synonyms

    * disqualification * impotence * inability * incapacity * incompetency * incompetence * weakness

    Antonyms

    * ability * capacity * competence * competency * potence * potential * qualification * strength