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diagnosis

di·ag·no·sis

diagnosis

 
pronunciation:
daI g no sihs
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Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: diagnoses
definition 1: the act or process of finding out the nature of an illness or injury by examining its signs and symptoms.
similar words:
analysis, examination, finding, investigation, study
definition 2: the conclusion reached by this process.
synonyms:
prognosis
similar words:
conclusion
definition 3: the act or process of analytically examining a situation, problem, or the like, or the result of such examination.
similar words:
analysis, examination, interpretation, investigation, study
definition 4: in biology, an exact description leading to a classification.
similar words:
description
Word Parts
The word diagnosis contains the following parts:
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy Greek root that means know, knowledge
synonyms:
cogn, cognit, gnor