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di·ag·no·sis

diagnosis

 
 
pronunciation:
daI g no sihs
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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.
The doctor's diagnosis of the illness required more time and investigation than the patient expected.
similar words:
analysis, examination, finding, investigation, study
definition 2: the conclusion reached by this process.
The doctor reached the diagnosis that the patient did indeed have Lyme disease.She was anxious to hear the doctor's diagnosis of her condition.
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.
Diagnosis of the problem with the traffic pattern took several weeks of study.
similar words:
analysis, examination, interpretation, investigation, study
definition 4: in biology, an exact description leading to a classification.
similar words:
description
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