autism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"autism" in British English

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autismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈɔː.tɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈɑː.t̬ɪ-/
a ​failure to ​developsocialabilities, ​language, and other ​communicationskills to the ​usuallevel: Autism is four ​times more ​common in ​boys than in ​girls.
autistic
adjective uk   /ɔːˈtɪs.tɪk/  us   /ɑː-/
One ​child in 5,000 is autistic.
(Definition of autism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"autism" in American English

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autismnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɔˌtɪz·əm/ medical
an ​illness that ​starts in ​youngchildren and ​causesbehavior that is ​unusuallycentered on the ​self while limiting development of ​social and ​communicationskills
autistic
adjective  us   /ɔˈtɪs·tɪk/
She ​works with autistic ​children.
(Definition of autism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “autism”
in Spanish Autismo…
in Vietnamese bệnh tự kỷ…
in Malaysian autisme…
in Thai ความผิดปกติทางการสื่อสารและอารมณ์…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孤独症, 自闭症…
in Indonesian autisme, gangguan komunikasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孤獨症, 自閉症…
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