Meaning of neurodivergent in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dʌɪˈvəːdʒ(ə)nt/ /ˌnjʊərə(ʊ)dɪˈvəːdʒ(ə)nt/


  • Differing in mental or neurological function from what is considered typical or normal (frequently used with reference to autistic spectrum disorders); not neurotypical.

    ‘there are some things that neurotypical people just know or can figure out and that neurodivergent students may need to have a model for’
    • ‘this artwork explores the alternative ways in which neurodivergent individuals perceive the world’


1990s from neuro- + divergent.