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English definition of “Asperger's syndrome”

Asperger's syndrome

noun [U] uk   /ˈæs.pɜːdʒəzˌsɪn.drəʊm/ us    /-pɝː.dʒɚzˌsɪn.droʊm/
a type of autism in which someone does not develop normal social abilities, and is often very interested in one particular subjectMental and psychiatric disorders
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