Share this entry

Share this page

autistic

Line breaks: aut|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /ɔːˈtɪstɪk
 
/

Definition of autistic in English:

adjective

Relating to or affected by autism.
Example sentences
  • Almost everyone with Asperger's also fits the profile of the more classic autistic disorder.
  • I was seeking a novel therapy for my 42-year-old autistic younger brother Noah.
  • The aim of the study was simply to understand the basic mechanisms causing individual differences in autistic traits in an otherwise typical sample.

noun

Back to top  
An autistic person.
Example sentences
  • Despite the Disability Discrimination Act, little has been done to help make society more accessible for autistics.
  • The patients were four severe to profoundly mentally retarded adult male autistics.
  • The government has done little to improve access for autistics, or to change negative attitudes towards us.

Definition of autistic in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something