how to pronounce autism


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the above transcription of autism is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

autism is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of autism in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of autism


  1. Abnormal and unhealthy focus or persistence, and unhealthy hatred of opposition or criticism.
  2. A diagnosis involving a pathological tendency to engage in self-centered fantasy thinking, historically considered a symptom of insanity and/or schizophrenia.
  3. A pervasive neurological condition that is observable in early childhood and persists throughout the lifespan, characterised by atypical communication, language development, eye contact, and sensory experiences.
  4. Synonym of autism spectrum (disorder); generalization of the specific to a range.

autism frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word autism occurs in english on average 15.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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