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noun clin·ic \ˈkli-nik\

: a place where people get medical help

: an event at which a doctor is available to talk to people about a particular health matter

: a meeting during which a group of people learn about a particular thing or work on a particular problem

Full Definition of CLINIC

:  a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
:  a group meeting devoted to the analysis and solution of concrete problems or to the acquiring of specific skills or knowledge <writing clinics> <golf clinics>
a :  a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients
b :  a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively
:  a facility that offers professional services or consultation usually at discounted rates <a legal clinic>
:  an exemplary display or performance <put on a clinic in the tournament>

Examples of CLINIC

  1. The clinic is offering free screening for diabetes.
  2. He checked into a drug rehab clinic.
  3. The hospital is holding a pain clinic on Tuesday night for anyone interested in learning how to deal with chronic pain.
  4. A local club is giving a fishing clinic on Saturday.

Origin of CLINIC

French clinique, from Greek klinikē medical practice at the sickbed, from feminine of klinikos of a bed, from klinē bed, from klinein to lean, recline — more at lean
First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with CLINIC

CLINIC Defined for Kids


noun clin·ic \ˈkli-nik\

Definition of CLINIC for Kids

:  a place where people can receive medical treatment usually for minor ailments
:  a group meeting for teaching a certain skill and working on individual problems <a reading clinic>
Medical Dictionary


noun clin·ic \ˈklin-ik\

Medical Definition of CLINIC

a :  a session or class of medical instruction in a hospital held at the bedside of patients serving as case studies b :  a group of selected patients presented with discussion before doctors (as at a convention) for purposes of instruction
a :  an institution connected with a hospital or medical school where diagnosis and treatment are made available to outpatients b :  a form of group practice in which several physicians (as specialists) work in cooperative association


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