autist

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autist (plural autists)

  1. An autistic person.
    • 1995, Oliver Sacks, An Anthropologist on Mars
      Most autists are not artists, as most artists are not autists; but in the chance of their coming together [] there must, I think, be an interaction between the two, so that the art takes on some of the strengths and weaknesses of autism []
    • 2011, W M Bernstein, A Basic Theory of Neuropsychoanalysis
      Like children and animals, autists have relatively rudimentary conceptual lives.

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