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Asperger syndrome

[as-per-ger] /ˈæs pər gər/
noun, Psychiatry.
a developmental disorder characterized by severely impaired social skills, repetitive behaviors, and often, a narrow set of interests, but not involving delayed development of linguistic and cognitive abilities: now considered one of the autism spectrum disorders.
Also, Asperger's syndrome [as-per-gerz] /ˈæs pər gərz/ (Show IPA).
Also called Asperger's, Asperger's disorder.
Origin of Asperger syndrome
named after Hans Asperger, 1906-80, Austrian pediatrician, who described it in 1944 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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