Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or based on symptoms.
  • adjective Constituting a symptom, as of a disease.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of a symptom; indicative; in pathology secondary.
  • According to symptoms: as, a symptomatic classification of diseases.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to symptoms; happening in concurrence with something; being a symptom; indicating the existence of something else.
  • adjective According to symptoms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine (of a disease) Showing symptoms.
  • adjective Relating to, based on, or constituting a symptom.

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

  • adjective characteristic or indicative of a disease
  • adjective relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms

Etymologies

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From French symptomatique, from New Latin symptomaticus, from Ancient Greek συμπτωματικός (symptomatikos, "of or pertaining to a chance (or a symptom), casual"), from σύμπτωμα (sumptōma, "a symptom"); see symptom.

Examples

  • Leaders of the foundation said their goal is to do away with structural racism, which they described as symptomatic of the wide swath of racial disparities inherent in health outcomes for minorities, the achievement gap in the education system and the disproportionate number of minorities who are imprisoned.

    Kellogg Foundation awards $75 million to fight racial disparities in U.S.

  • So, you know, a lot of the treatment for this is what we call symptomatic treatment.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2009

  • We probably could do a better job of diagnosing it in symptomatic patients, especially those who have been given the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.

    Archive 2004-07-01

  • We probably could do a better job of diagnosing it in symptomatic patients, especially those who have been given the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.

    Medpundit

  • Sometimes shenpa is so strong that we're willing to die getting this short-term symptomatic relief.

    Queercents

  • Sometimes shenpa is so strong that we're willing to die getting this short-term symptomatic relief.

    Queercents

  • (NSAIDs / NSAIAs) are effective for short-term symptomatic relief in patients with acute low back pain.

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  • (NSAIDs / NSAIAs) are effective for short-term symptomatic relief in patients with acute low back pain.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • The three characteristics are what the psychologists describe as symptomatic of the classic psychopath.

    The origin of the phenomenon of Conservatism/libertarianism.

  • Results of a recent clinical trial by a team of researchers in Madrid suggest that local steroid injection is just as effective as surgery for the long-term symptomatic relief of carpal tunnel syndrome - for a year, at least - and actually more effective over the short term.

    Science, Some Strange

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