from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
  • adj. Involving or based on direct observation of the patient: a clinical diagnosis.
  • adj. Very objective and devoid of emotion; analytical: "He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in court” ( Connie Paige).
  • adj. Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic: a clinical style of decor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.
  • adj. dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with pre-health sciences
  • adj. done in a cool, emotionless fashion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to a sick-bed; pertaining to a clinic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients
  • adj. scientifically detached; unemotional


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clinic + -al.


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