Dictionary.com

Asperger's syndrome

/ (ˈæspɜːɡəz) /
Save This Word!

noun
a form of autism in which the person affected has limited but obsessive interests, and has difficulty relating to other people
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?

Word Origin for Asperger's syndrome

C20: after Hans Asperger (20th century), Austrian physician who first described it

Words nearby Asperger's syndrome

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

How to use Asperger's syndrome in a sentence

Medical definitions for Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome
[ ăspər-gərz ]

n.
A pervasive developmental disorder, usually of childhood, characterized by impairments in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for Asperger's syndrome

Asperger's syndrome
[ ăspər-gərz ]

A developmental disorder characterized by impairment in social interactions and repetitive behavior patterns. It is named after its identifier, Austrian psychiatrist Hans Asperger (1906-1980).
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK