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diagnostic

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adjective di·ag·nos·tic \-ˈnäs-tik\

Simple Definition of diagnostic

  • : of, relating to, or used in diagnosis : used to help identify a disease, illness, or problem

Full Definition of diagnostic

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or used in diagnosis <a diagnostic tool> b :  using the methods of or yielding a diagnosis <diagnostic tests>

  2. 2 :  serving to distinguish or identify <a diagnostic feature>

di·ag·nos·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of diagnostic

  1. Ultrasound is now widely used as a diagnostic tool.

  2. One important diagnostic feature of this condition is a mild rash.



1625

First Known Use of diagnostic

1625

Variants of diagnostic

also di·ag·nos·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

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diagnostic

noun di·ag·nos·tic

Definition of diagnostic

  1. 1 :  the art or practice of diagnosis —often used in plural

  2. 2 :  a distinguishing mark

di·ag·nos·ti·cian play \-(ˌ)näs-ˈti-shən\ noun


Examples of diagnostic

  1. <the thesis that moral decline is the infallible diagnostic of a decadent society>



1625

First Known Use of diagnostic

1625



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