- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈaspɜːɡəz ˈsɪndɹəʊm/, /ˈaspəːdʒəz ˈsɪndɹəʊm/
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- (US) IPA(key): /ˈæspɝɡɚz ˈsɪndɹoʊm/
- (uncountable, neurology) An autism-related developmental disorder characterised by sustained impairment in social interaction and nonverbal communication and by repetitive behaviour as well as restricted interests and routines.
The American Psychiatric Association currently considers Asperger's syndrome to be a relatively mild manifestation of autism spectrum disorder.
- (syndrome): AS
- (person diagnosed with the syndrome): aspie
- Pronunciation guide on http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/Asperger%27s-syndrome