[ as-per-ger sin-drohm, -druhm ]
/ ˈæs pər gər ˌsɪn droʊm, -drəm /
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(no longer in clinical use) a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
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Also As·per·ger's syn·drome [as-per-gerz sin-drohm, -druhm] /ˈæs pər gərz ˌsɪn droʊm, -drəm/ .
Also called As·per·ger's, As·per·ger's dis·or·der [as-per-gerz dis-awr-der]. /ˈæs pər gərz dɪsˌɔr dər/.
Origin of Asperger syndrome
Named after Hans Asperger, 1906–80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944
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How to use Asperger syndrome in a sentence
In short, whatever it may be that causes one to commit a violent act, it is not Asperger's, or any other form of autism.Autism Had Nothing to Do With Adam Lanza’s Rampage|Richard E. Farley|December 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I was never diagnosed with disorders like Oppositional Defiant Disorder or Asperger's Syndrome.I Was Adam Lanza, Part 2|David Frum|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Asperger published in German in Austria during World War II.Asperger’s, Overdiagnosed, Ill Defined, May Not Be a Syndrome Much Longer|Casey Schwartz|February 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I think I probably never had a clue about how people date, because I have Asperger Syndrome.The Joys of Adult Sexting||June 6, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Even as society becomes more sensitive to Asperger's syndrome, the diagnosis is being removed from the new version of the DSM.Don't Remove Asperger's From the DSM|Lucy Berrington|May 21, 2011|DAILY BEAST