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My son has autism, and I founded the government relations department at autism Speaks.
Elizabeth Emken

Meaning of "autism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD AUTISM

From Greek autos self + -ism.
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PRONUNCIATION OF AUTISM

autism  [ˈɔːtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AUTISM

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exclamation
Autism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES AUTISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

autism

Autism

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old.[2] Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood.[3] It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum, the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified, which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.[4] Autism has a strong genetic basis, although the genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether ASD is explained more by rare mutations, or by rare combinations of common genetic variants.[5] In rare cases, autism is strongly associated with agents that cause birth defects.

Definition of autism in the English dictionary

The definition of autism in the dictionary is a developmental disorder whose symptoms include difficulty in responding conventionally to people and actions and limited use of communication.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AUTISM


anti-Semitism
ˌæntɪˈsemɪtɪzəm
antielitism
ˌæntɪɪˈliːtɪzəm
baptism
ˈbæpˌtɪzəm
brutism
ˈbruːtɪzəm
conservatism
kənˈsɜːvəˌtɪzəm
consortism
ˈkɒnsɔːtɪzəm
cretism
ˈkriːtɪzəm
deaf-mutism
ˈdefˌmjuːtɪzəm
defeatism
dɪˈfiːtɪzəm
digoneutism
ˌdaɪɡəˈnjuːtɪzəm
electromagnetism
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
elitism
ɪˈliːtɪzəm
hirsutism
ˈhɜːsjuːˌtɪzəm
magnetism
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
mutism
ˈmjuːtɪzəm
obsoletism
ˈɒbsəˌliːtɪzəm
patriotism
ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm
rheumatism
ˈruːməˌtɪzəm
statism
ˈsteɪtɪzəm
tripartism
traɪˈpɑːtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AUTISM

authority
authorizable
authorization
authorize
authorized
authorized capital
Authorized Version
authorizer
authorless
authorship
autist
autistic
autistic-spectrum disorder
autistically
auto
auto-repeat
autoallogamy
autoantibodies
autoantibody
autobahn

WORDS THAT END LIKE AUTISM

absolutism
animal magnetism
astigmatism
automatism
despotism
erotism
ferromagnetism
geomagnetism
gigantism
hypnotism
leftism
magmatism
nepotism
occultism
parasitism
Protestantism
scientism
spiritism
syncretism
vigilantism

Synonyms and antonyms of autism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «autism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AUTISM

Find out the translation of autism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of autism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «autism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自闭症
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

autismo
570 millions of speakers

English

autism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आत्मकेंद्रित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التوحد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аутизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

autismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

autisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengarang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Autismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自閉症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자폐증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penulis
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự kỷ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆசிரியர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लेखकत्व
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yazarlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

autismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

autyzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аутизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

autism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αυτισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

outisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

autism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

autisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of autism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTISM»

The term «autism» is very widely used and occupies the 15.157 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AUTISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about autism

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10 QUOTES WITH «AUTISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word autism.
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Adrienne Bailon
Autism doesn't have to define a person. Artists with autism are like anyone else: They define themselves through hard work and individuality.
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Adrienne Bailon
Autism currently affects one in 88 children in the U.S., and its prevalence continues to rise. That's why it's important to help organizations like autism Speaks raise awareness and funds to support families and individuals impacted by it.
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Jim Beaver
My wife Cecily Adams was dying of cancer, my daughter Madeline was struggling to overcome an autism diagnosis, and my father was dying, all at the same time. Writing the journal was a cathartic experience, and an extremely positive one.
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Mary Bono
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in our nation.
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Claire Danes
I actually think in some ways that it might be more challenging to be bipolar because it's so mercurial - it's so ever-changing. You can't get any traction. You can't build on a system. Whereas, somebody who has Asperger's, which is certainly a much more forgiving expression of autism, can create models for coping and build on them over time.
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Elizabeth Emken
The genetics of autism are real, but there are also environmental triggers.
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Elizabeth Emken
My son has autism, and I founded the government relations department at autism Speaks.
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Harvey V. Fineberg
When you're dealing with a problem as complex as autism, you have to look at it from many different points of view and assemble evidence from many different vantage points. Biological evidence in humans and in animals, toxicologic evidence, how does the body deal with toxins, and evidence looking at the actual experience in populations.
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Harvey V. Fineberg
Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it's an inability to relate to others.
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Harvey V. Fineberg
Autism is a complicated illness, and children with a variety of treatments and non-treatments show improvement over time, which is all to the good.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AUTISM»

Discover the use of autism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to autism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old ...
. . . This book takes about ninety minutes to read, and it will stretch your vision of what it is to be human.”—Andrew Solomon, The Times (London) From the Hardcover edition.
Naoki Higashida, 2013
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Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, ...
This is the book that finally puts hope within reach. Doctors have generally overlooked the connections among the 4-A disorders, despite their concurrent rise and the presence of many medical clues.
Kenneth Bock, Cameron Stauth, 2008
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An Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday ...
Presents strategies for helping children with autism interact with others and achieve their potential, covering such areas as back-and-forth interactions, nonverbal communication, and imitation.
Sally J. Rogers, Geraldine Dawson, Laurie A. Vismara, 2012
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Let Me Hear Your Voice: A Family's Triumph Over Autism
Reprint. Let Me Hear Your Voice is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism. It is an absolutely unforgettable book, as beautifully written as it is informative. "A vivid and uplifting story . . .
Catherine Maurice, 1994
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Autism
Examines the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of autism.
Heather Barnett Veague, 2010
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Autism: Nature, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Covering theory, research, and the development of new hypotheses and models, the book provides a balance between depth and breadth by focusing on questions most central to the field.
Geraldine Dawson, 1989
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Autism: Current Theories and Evidence
This book has 20 chapters divided into 6 sections: Molecular and Clinical Genetics; Neurotransmitters and Cell Signaling; Endocrinology, Growth and Metabolism; Immunology, Maternal-Fetal Effects and Neuroinflammation; Neuroanatomy, Imaging ...
Andrew W. Zimmerman, 2008
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Changing the Course of Autism: A Scientific Approach for ...
This book builds a bridge between the medical profession and parents who are angry at the rise in this disease and the way it is treated. It is the only book on this subject written by an MD who is also the parent of an autistic child.
Bryan Jepson, 2007
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Autism
Discusses the causes, treatments, and symptoms of autism, and discusses some of the common behaviors of people with autism.
Carol Baldwin, 2002
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Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory
This is an introduction to the science and behavioural implications of autism.
Francesca Happe, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AUTISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term autism is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Autism Support Center to feature sensory garden
dōTERRA recently partnered with Utah Valley University to create the Autism Support Center. Kirk Jowers from dōTERRA is here with to talk about the new ... «Good4Utah, Jul 15»
2
'Doctors failed to diagnose my son's autism for 10 years… Now I'm …
The family of a 14-year-old boy with autism is planning to sue NHS Highland over their failure to diagnose his condition for nearly 10 years. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
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Search continues for Davison boy with severe autism
DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Hundreds of law enforcement officials and volunteers have joined the search for a 9-year-old boy reported ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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Healthy Life: Autism in 1-year-olds
Chapel Hill, N.C. - One in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder. While most children are diagnosed by age four, researchers believe the ... «KCRG, Jul 15»
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Non-Verbal Smell Test May Be Indicator Of Autism
Yet people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) don't make this natural adjustment like other people do, autistic children go right on sniffing in ... «Science 2.0, Jul 15»
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The Public Citizen: Assault charges stayed against boy with autism
Assault charges against a 14-year-old boy with autism who struck and knocked his school principal to the floor after he became increasingly ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
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Couple create app for diagnosing autism
Parents could use iPads and iPhones to break free of long waiting lists for doctors and the uncertainty about whether a child would show autism ... «Buffalo News, Jul 15»
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Autism Sibling: Living With Acceptable Loss
I'm 21, a rising junior Motion Design major at Ringling College of Art and Design, and the younger sister to a brother with low-verbal autism. «Age of Autism, Jul 15»
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Minn. Mom Creates Autism Website for College-Bound Students
Autism experts say resources are plentiful for families with young children, as early intervention is key. But when those youngsters transition ... «WDAZ, Jul 15»
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Stars of Spanish docu about blind man with autism attend WPFF …
Sergio and Juan Manuel Aznárez Rosado (left) meet members of the Autism Society of the Philippines during the screening of "True Smile" last ... «GMA News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Autism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/autism>. Jul 2019 ».
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