clinic

noun
clin·​ic | \ ˈkli-nik How to pronounce clinic (audio) \

Definition of clinic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
2 : 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
3a : a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients
b : a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively
4 : a facility that offers professional services or consultation usually at discounted rates a legal clinic
5 : an exemplary display or performance put on a clinic in the tournament

Definition of -clinic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : inclining : dipping
2 : having (so many) oblique intersections of the axes triclinic

Examples of clinic in a Sentence

Noun

The clinic is offering free screening for diabetes. He checked into a drug rehab clinic. The hospital is holding a pain clinic on Tuesday night for anyone interested in learning how to deal with chronic pain. A local club is giving a fishing clinic on Saturday.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Sutter Health runs walk-in clinics for $129 a visit. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "It’s Time to Fire Your Doctor," 10 Feb. 2019 Certain table tennis clubs host clinics for those with Alzheimer’s, for instance, and others have specific programs for players with autism or Parkinson’s. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Look Inside the Challenging and Misunderstood Sport of Table Tennis," 9 Jan. 2019 Most days, Nyine’s side of the family wasn’t in their blue tarpaulin home but at the Bigo clinic for wound checks. Nick Turse, Teen Vogue, "The Democratic Republic of Congo Has Humanitarian Crises Leaving Millions of Children In Danger," 14 Nov. 2018 Police arrested 27-year-old Kevin Brooks of Springfield, Missouri, outside Granite City's Hope Clinic for Women clinic on Saturday. Fox News, "Man disputes abortion protester's claim he pointed rifle," 15 Aug. 2018 Adventist, which lists 24 available jobs in Roseville on its website, is also building a clinic for its Roseville employees, Tetz Carpenter said. Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Roseville, a health care ‘hub,’ anticipates more expansions," 30 June 2018 Twenty-four people were cured, and a follow-up clinic for them was established. New York Times, "Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘Largely Contained’," 28 June 2018 The county is holding three vaccination clinics for residents. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "4,000 people who ate at Hardee's near airport at risk for hepatitis A, county says," 26 June 2018 Child psychiatrist Thomas Tarshis, who directs mental health clinics for Bay Area teens, said his clinicians use a similar type of prompting exercise in intensive outpatient programs. Karen De Sa, BostonGlobe.com, "Teens pushed to the brink at ‘leadership’ camps," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of clinic

Noun

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for clinic

Noun

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

Adjective combining form

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek klinein

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clinic

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clinic

: 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

clinic

noun
clin·​ic | \ ˈkli-nik How to pronounce clinic (audio) \

Kids Definition of clinic

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

clinic

noun
clin·​ic | \ ˈklin-ik How to pronounce clinic (audio) \

Medical Definition of clinic

1a : 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
2a : 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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