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diagnosis Explained

diagnosis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


diagnosis at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) diagnoses

diagnosis at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1681, medical application of Gk. diagnosis "a discerning, distinguishing," from diagignoskein "discern, distinguish," from dia- "apart" + gignoskein "to learn" (see know). Back-formation diagnose is first recorded 1861. Diagnostic is recorded from 1625. ///

diagnosis at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural diagnoses /-si[hA359]z/ [U and C] // [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Modern Latin; Origin: Greek, from diagignoskein 'to know apart']// the process of discovering exactly what is wrong with someone or something, by examining them closely// prognosis// diagnosis of// --diagnosis of kidney disease// --An exact diagnosis can only be made by obtaining a blood sample.//

diagnosis at Spanish => English Of Explained:


diagnosis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Identification of a disease or disorder. Diagnosis requires a medical history (incl. family history), a physical examination, and usually tests and diagnostic procedures (e.g., blood analysis, diagnostic imaging). A list of possible causes--the differential diagnosis--is developed and then narrowed down by further tests that eliminate or support specific possibilities.

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diagnosis at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "diagnosis":
Pap test, action, anatomic diagnosis, award, biological diagnosis,
biopsy, clinical diagnosis, condemnation, consideration,
construction, cytodiagnosis, decision, decree, definition,
deliverance, description, determination, dictum,
differential diagnosis, digital examination, doom,
electrocardiography, electroencephalography, electromyography,
examination, finding, interpretation, laboratory diagnosis,
mammography, meaning, oral examination, order, physical diagnosis,
physical examination, postmortem diagnosis, precedent, prognosis,
pronouncement, reading, resolution, ruling, sentence,
serodiagnosis, smear, study, test, urinalysis, uroscopy, verdict,
way of seeing, work-up

diagnosis at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Distinction): discrimination, distinction, differentiation, diagnosis, perception, estimation, critique, judgment, discernment, acuteness, penetration.

[N] (Remedy): remedy, help, cure, redress, medicine, therapy, diagnosis, examination, treatment, surgery, prophylactic, corrective, restorative, sedative, palliative.

diagnosis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[C, U] (plural diagnoses ) ~ (of sth) the act of discovering or identifying the exact cause of an illness or a problem:
diagnosis of lung cancer * They are waiting for the doctor's diagnosis. * An accurate diagnosis was made after a series of tests.

Diagnosis at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Diagnosis \Di`ag*no"sis\, n.; pl. {Diagnoses}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
fr. ? to distinguish; dia` through, asunder + ? to know. See
1. (Med.) The art or act of recognizing the presence of
disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its
character; also, the decision arrived at.

2. Scientific determination of any kind; the concise
description of characterization of a species.

3. Critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such
scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning,
motives and character.

The quick eye for effects, the clear diagnosis of
men's minds, and the love of epigram. --Compton

My diagnosis of his character proved correct. --J.

{Differential diagnosis} (Med.), the determination of the
distinguishing characteristics as between two similar
diseases or conditions.

diagnosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon [syn: {diagnosing}]
[also: {diagnoses} (pl)]

diagnosis at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » diagnosis|diagnōsis|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » διάγνωσις||sc=polytonic|tr=diágnōsis, from Inter: term » διαγιγνώσκειν||to discern|sc=polytonic|tr=diagignóskein, from Inter: term » διά||apart|sc=polytonic|tr=diá + Inter: term » γιγνώσκειν||to learn|sc=polytonic|tr=gignóskein.


* Inter: IPA » /daɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /daI@g"n@UsIs/


Inter: en-noun » diagnoses
  • Inter: medicin » e The identification of the nature and cause of an illness.
    1. The identification of the nature and cause of something (of any nature).
    2. Inter: taxonom » y A written description of a species or other taxon serving to distinguish that species from all others. Especially, a description written in Latin and published.
    3. Inter: RQ:Schuster Hepaticae V » viii
    4. : The repeated exposure, over decades, to most taxa here treated has resulted in repeated modifications of both diagnoses and discussions, as initial ideas of the various taxa underwent—often repeated—conceptual modification.

      Derived terms

      * misdiagnosis

  • overdiagnosis
  • underdiagnosis
  • clinical diagnosis
  • differential diagnosis
  • physical diagnosis

    Related terms

    * diagnose
  • diagnostic
  • diagnostics
    Inter: trans-top » identification of the nature and cause of an illness
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|диагноза|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|diagnòstic|m, Inter: t- » ca|diagnosi|f
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|diagnóza|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|diagnose|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|diagnozo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|diagnoos
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|diagnoosi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|diagnostic|m, Inter: t+ » fr|diagnose|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Diagnose|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|διάγνωση|f|tr=diágnosi
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|אבחון|tr=yvkhun|m
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|diagnosi|f
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|निदान|n|tr=nidaan|sc=Deva
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|diagnóstico|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|diagnoză, Inter: t- » ro|diagnostic
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|диагноз|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|diagnóstico|m, Inter: t+ » es|diagnosis|f
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|діагноз|m|tr=diáhnoz

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » identification of the nature and cause of something
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Diagnose|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » written description of a taxon
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k

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    Translation: fa » diagnosis
    Translation: fr » diagnosis
    Translation: gl » diagnosis
    Translation: ko » diagnosis
    Translation: io » diagnosis
    Translation: id » diagnosis
    Translation: it » diagnosis
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    Translation: hu » diagnosis
    Translation: ml » diagnosis
    Translation: my » diagnosis
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    Translation: pl » diagnosis
    Translation: ru » diagnosis
    Translation: fi » diagnosis
    Translation: ta » diagnosis
    Translation: te » diagnosis
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    Translation: vi » diagnosis
    Translation: zh » diagnosis