(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


(autism spectrum)

• Asperger syndrome / Asperger's syndrome / Asperger's / Asperger

• autism (the specific, instead of the generalized form)

Coordinate terms

• on the spectrum


• Matsui, Tamsui, Tauism

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

3 February 2023


(verb) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., ‘keep clean’; “hold in place”; “She always held herself as a lady”; “The students keep me on my toes”

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species. When coffee berries turn from green to bright red – indicating ripeness – they are picked, processed, and dried. Dried coffee seeds are roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor.

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