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noun 
  1. (clinical psychology) Abnormal self-absorption, first observed in childhood, characterised by lack of response to people and limited ability to communicate.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: autisme(nl)n
  • French: autisme(fr)
  • German: Autismus(de)m
  • Italian: autismo
Etymology: From (term, Autismus, lang=de), coined 1912 by Swiss psychiatrist w:Paul Bleuler, Paul Bleuler (1857-1939) from (term, sc=Grek, , , tr=autos-, self, lang=el) (comb. form) + (term, sc=Grek, -, tr=-ismos, lang=el) suffix "of action" or "of state".


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