Asperger's syndrome
noun Etymology: Hans Asperger died 1980 Austrian pediatrician Date: 1989 a developmental disorder resembling autism that is characterized by impaired social interaction, by restricted and repetitive behaviors and activities, and by normal language and cognitive development — called also Asperger's disorder

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  • Asperger's Syndrome — 1981, in reference to Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger (1906 1980), who described it in 1944 (and called it autistic psychopathy; Ger. autistischen psychopathen). A standard diagnosis since 1992; recognition of Asperger s work was delayed,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — noun a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior • Hypernyms: ↑mental disorder, ↑mental disturbance, ↑disturbance, ↑psychological disorder,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — As·per·ger s syndrome äs .pər gərz also As·per·ger syndrome gər n a developmental disorder characterized by impaired social and occupational skills, by normal language and cognitive development, and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped… …   Medical dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — /ˈæspɜgəz sɪndroʊm/ (say asperguhz sindrohm), /ˈæspɜdʒəz/ (say asperjuhz), /æsˈpɜgəz/ (say as perguhz), /æsˈpɜdʒəz/ (say as perjuhz) noun a form of autism characterised by a tendency to social isolation and eccentric behaviour with some… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — n. (Psychiatry) Asperger syndrome, moderate autistic disorder which is observed mainly during the early school years (characterized by by severe impairment of social interactions, meticulousness in speech and preoccupation with very limited… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — noun /ˈæs.pɜː.dʒɜz ˈsɪn.dɹəʊm,ˈæsˌp˭ɹ̩ɡɹ̩z ˈsɪndɹoʊm/ a) An autism related developmental disorder characterised by sustained impairment in social interaction and nonverbal communication and by restricted, repetitive, pedantic and stereotyped… …   Wiktionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — [ aspə:dʒəz] noun Psychiatry a mild autistic disorder characterized by awkwardness in social interaction, pedantry in speech, and preoccupation with very narrow interests. Origin 1940s: named after the Austrian psychiatrist Hans Asperger …   English new terms dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — a condition, often considered to be a mild form of autism, characterized by social aloofness, lack of interest in other people, stilted and pedantic styles of speech, and an excessive preoccupation with a very specialized interest (such as… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Asperger's syndrome — UK [ˈæspɜː(r)dʒə(r)z ˌsɪndrəʊm] / US [ˈæspɜrdʒərz ˌsɪndroʊm] noun [uncountable] medical a mental condition that makes it difficult for someone to react to and communicate with other people. It is similar to autism but less severe …   English dictionary

  • Синдром Аспергера (Asperger'S Syndrome) — вид психического нарушения, характеризующийся социальной отчужденностью, потерей интереса к другим людям, высокопарным и педантичным стилем речи, а также преобладанием узкоспециализированного интереса (например, к расписаниям). Часто считается… …   Медицинские термины

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