Asperger's syndrome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Hans Asperger + syndrome.

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Noun[edit]

Asperger’s syndrome (countable and uncountable, plural Asperger's syndromes)

  1. (uncountable, neurology) An autism-related developmental disorder characterised by sustained impairment in social interaction and nonverbal communication and by repetitive behaviour as well as restricted interests and routines.

Usage notes[edit]

The American Psychiatric Association currently considers "Asperger's syndrome" as a relatively mild manifestation of autism spectrum disorder.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (syndrome): AS

Related terms[edit]

  • (person diagnosed with the syndrome): aspie

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pronunciation guide on http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/Asperger%27s-syndrome