autism

Definition of autism

n.1.(Med.) a mental disorder characterized by inability to engage in normal social interactions and intense self-absorption, and usually accompanied by other symptoms such as language dysfunctions and repetitive behavior.
2.behavior showing an abnormal level of absorption with one's own thoughts and disregard for external realities.

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