Asperger syndrome

[ as-per-ger sin-drohm, -druhm ]
/ ˈæs pər gər ˌsɪn droʊm, -drəm /

noun Psychiatry.

(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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