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moron

 [mo´ron]
obsolete term for a person with the highest grade of mental retardation, equivalent to the modern classification “mild mental retardation.”
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mor·on

(mōr'on), This outmoded and imprecise term is best avoided in medical speech and writing because of its pejorative lay connotations.
An obsolete term for a subclass of mental retardation or a person so classified therein.
[G. mōros, stupid]
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moron

(môr′ŏn′)
n.
A person with mild intellectual disability having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

mo′ron′ism, mo·ron′i·ty (mə-rŏn′ĭ-tē, mô-) n.
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moron

Neurology
An obsolete term formerly used for an individual with mild mental retardation (IQ 50–69).

Vox populi
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.
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moron

A person of a mild to moderate degree of learning difficulty (mental retardation). A person with an IQ of between 50 and 70. The term is not used in medicine. From the Greek moros , stupid.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Moron reasonably excludes the arts from his discussion of the humanities but, mutatis mutandis, similar questions of legitimacy arise in the two fields.
In his introduction Moron states that "la mejor lectura es la que haga el texto mas transparente" (27), a tenet of literary analysis that the critic is careful to maintain throughout his cogent study.
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The action of that total moron was so bad that it was unbelievable, but the reaction of certain fans actually applauding the vile hooligan made me realise that it is not the fault of the club that I love, but of the utter moronic, braindead idiots who claim to represent my club.
The action of that total moron was unbelievable, but the reaction of certain fans actually applauding the vile hooligan made me realise that it is not the fault of the club that I love, but of the brain dead idiots who claim to represent my club.
Elaborar una resena de una obra tan basta como la de Miguel Angel Moron no es sencillo, pues siempre queda la posibilidad de dejar de lado alguna de sus contribuciones o de sobre o subvalorarla.