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AUTISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does autism mean? 

AUTISM (noun)
  The noun AUTISM has 1 sense:

1. (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people

  Familiarity information: AUTISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AUTISM (noun)


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Meaning:

(psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("autism" is a kind of...):

syndrome (a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease)

Domain category:

psychiatry; psychological medicine; psychopathology (the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "autism"):

infantile autism (a rare but serious syndrome of childhood characterized by withdrawal and lack of social responsiveness or interest in others and serious linguistic deficits)


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