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Definition of "autistic" []

  • Any disorder within the spectrum of autism, such as Asperger’s syndrome, characterized by impairment in communication, social interaction, and flexibility of thinking and behaviour (noun)
  • Pertaining to, or suffering from autism. (adjective)

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  • A person suffering from autism. (noun)

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Use "autistic" in a sentence
  • "But he used the term autistic to describe a whole new set of behaviors that seemed to be linked together, this inability to relate socially."
  • "I started hearing the word autistic a lot after my diagnosis in third grade."
  • "I try to avoid using the term autistic to describe a person - except in cases where brevity is a requirement, like a headline."