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au·tism

 (ô′tĭz′əm)
n.
Autism spectrum disorder, especially a more severe form of the disorder characterized by significant impairments in social interaction and communication, highly repetitive behavior, and strong resistance to change.

au′tist n.
au·tis′tic (-tĭk) adj. & n.
au·tis′ti·cal·ly adv.

autism

(ˈɔːtɪzəm)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry a developmental disorder whose symptoms include difficulty in responding conventionally to people and actions and limited use of communication
[C20: from Greek autos self + -ism]
auˈtistic adj, n
Usage: Rather than talking about an autistic or autistics, it is better to use phrases such as a person with autism and people with autism

au•tism

(ˈɔ tɪz əm)

n.
a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by impaired communication, extreme self-absorption, and detachment from reality.
[1910–15; < Greek aut(ós) self + -ism]
au′tist, n.
au•tis′tic, adj.
au•tis′ti•cal•ly, adv.

au·tism

(ô′tĭz′əm)
A disorder of development in which a person's ability to interact with others is severely limited. People with autism often have abnormal behavior patterns, such as the repetition of specific movements or a tendency to focus on certain objects.

autistic adjective

autism

1. a tendency to daydream.
2. Psychiatry. an extreme withdrawal into fantasy in thought or behavior, not correctible by external information. — autistic, adj.
See also: Dreams

autism

Children suffering from this condition appear withdrawn, as if lost in fantasy. No cause or cure has yet been found; but specialized teaching has enabled many to lead relatively normal lives.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autism - (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the selfautism - (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
infantile autism - a rare but serious syndrome of childhood characterized by withdrawal and lack of social responsiveness or interest in others and serious linguistic deficits; "there is considerable dispute among specialists concerning infantile autism"
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
Translations
autismus
autisme
autism
autismi
autizam
autizmus
autismo
自閉症
자폐증
autismus
autisme
autyzm
autism
autizamаутизам
otizm

autism

[ˈɔːtɪzəm] Nautismo m

autism

[ˈɔːtɪzəm] nautisme m

autism

nAutismus m

autism

[ˈɔːtɪzm] nautismo

au·tism

n. autismo, trastorno de la conducta que se manifiesta en un egocentrismo extremo;
infantile ______ infantil.

autism

n autismo
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