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Although in common usage, the terms are considered synomynous, dwarfism is a recognised medical condition. Midget is a term which is considered somewhat offensive as it has no medical definition.

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Nothing. People Just Tend To Use Different Terms That Mean The Same Thing.

No they don't mean the same thing - dwarfism is a genetic condition and the proportions of the body are 'uneven' whereas midget is a term used to describe someone of small stature ( usually as a derogatory term)

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Q: What is the difference between midget and dwarf?
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What is the difference to a dwarf people and to a midget person?

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They have the same height, which is less than 147 cm (4' 10"). The difference is that a dwarf has disproportion of body parts, while a midget is normally proportioned.

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The difference between a dwarf and a midget?

My search showed this info: The dwarf is a medical term for the person with an extremely short height of less than 147 cm ... Midget is a slang word used for a short person that suffers from proportionate dwarfism. Dwarfs suffer from disproportionality of body parts. Midgets only are short in height with all rest body parts in normal form.

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