from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of diagnostic.
  • n. The process of determining the state of or capability of a component to perform its function(s).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That part of medicine which has to do with ascertaining the nature of diseases by means of their symptoms or signs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That department of medicine which relates to the study of the symptoms as indicating the disease; symptomatology.

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

  • n. the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease


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