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clinical

clin·i·cal

clinical

 
pronunciation:
klI nih kl
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or related to direct observation and treatment of patients, as opposed to theory or laboratory research.
Despite many claims, there is little clinical evidence that the treatment is effective.Several clinical trials have produced promising results.
antonyms:
theoretical
definition 2: emotionally detached; objective; analytical.
He took a clinical approach to resolving conflicts.
antonyms:
emotional
definition 3: pertaining to a clinic.
derivation: clinically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word clinical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.