(noun) (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
Source: WordNet® 3.1
autism (usually uncountable, plural autisms)
(clinical psychology) A pervasive neurological disorder that is observable in early childhood and persists throughout the lifespan, characterised by atypical communication, language development, eye contact, and sensory experiences.
(clinical psychology) synonym of autism spectrum (disorder); generalization of the specific to a range.
(historical, clinical psychology, now medically obsolete) A diagnosis involving a pathological tendency to engage in self-centered fantasy thinking, historically considered a symptom of insanity and/or schizophrenia.
(internet slang, 4chan, offensive or self-deprecating) Abnormal and unhealthy focus or persistence, and unhealthy hatred of opposition or criticism.
• (autism spectrum): autistic spectrum
(the specific, instead of the generalized range)
• autism (the generalized range, instead of the specific)
• autism spectrum
• autistic spectrum
• autism spectrum disorder
• autistic spectrum disorder
• Asperger syndrome / Asperger's syndrome / Asperger's / Asperger
• autism (the specific, instead of the generalized form)
• on the spectrum
• Matsui, Tamsui, Tauism