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Origin of autism
OTHER WORDS FROM autismau·tist, nounau·tis·tic [aw-tis-tik], /ɔˈtɪs tɪk/, adjectiveau·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·au·tis·tic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH autismartistic, autistic .
Example sentences from the Web for autism
“I ran for my life,” said Tenayo, who is a home attendant for an autistic resident, but wants to transfer because of the crime.
No one autistic is brought on the show to give another perspective, nor was one included on previous or subsequent shows.The Mommy Blogger Who Tried to Kill Her Autistic Daughter Talks to Dr. Phil|Elizabeth Picciuto|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A group of bullies tricked an autistic boy into doing the popular Ice Bucket Challenge—only the bucket was full of human waste.Ice Bucket Challenge Bullies Messed with the Wrong Internet|Elizabeth Heideman|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are plenty of autistic adults it purports to speak on behalf of.
But when the specious claims are directed at the parents of autistic children, the situation has gone from silly to malevolent.
It is, in psychological language, the region of autistic as contrasted with realistic thought.The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day|Evelyn Underhill
Autistic thinking gratifies some desire and that is enough for it.
(a) The autistic retirement of the patient into his own phantasies.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
It cannot afford to be autistic, but must meet objective or social standards.
British Dictionary definitions for autism
Derived forms of autismautistic, adjective, noun
Word Origin for autism
usage for autism
Medical definitions for autism
Other words from autismau•tis′tic (ô-tĭs′tĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for autism
Other words from autismautistic adjective
Cultural 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.
Cultural definitions for autism (2 of 2)
A psychiatric disorder marked by deficits in communication and social interaction.