Related formsau·tist, nounau·tis·tic [aw-tis-tik] /ɔˈtɪs tɪk/, adjectiveau·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·au·tis·tic, adjective
Can be confusedartistic autistic
Examples from the Web for autism
Claiming to be useful against Ebola, autism, and cancer, Young Living Essential Oils came under fire from the FDA.Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils|Kent Sepkowitz|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They apparently took that as a sign of suspicious activity, even though that can be a hallmark of people on the autism spectrum.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jolly somehow finds the time to also manage a restaurant and help kids who have Autism and Down syndrome ride horses.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Renowned livestock specialist and autism advocate Temple Grandin brought her unique intellect and wit to Reddit.
Grandin explained how the device actually brings her two roles as autism advocate and animal-science expert together.
Psychedelics have also sometimes been used for the terminally ill and in certain cases of autism.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for autism
Derived Formsautistic, adjective, noun
Word Origin for autism
Medicine definitions for autism
Related formsau•tis′tic (ô-tĭs′tĭk) adj.
Science definitions for autism
Related formsautistic adjective
Culture definitions for autism (1 of 2)
A serious disorder appearing in childhood and characterized by the child's refusal to relate to other people and severely limited use of language. The cause of autism in children is unknown, but researchers generally feel that it lies in a malfunction of the central nervous system, not in the way parents have treated them or in other aspects of their environment. The term is sometimes applied, more loosely, to adults who are extremely self-absorbed and who see things in terms of their hopes and fantasies rather than realistically.
Culture definitions for autism (2 of 2)
A psychiatric disorder marked by deficits in communication and social interaction.