clinic

noun
clin·​ic | \ ˈkli-nik \

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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Also at that time, international media started to report that Inés was receiving treatment for depression and an eating disorder at a clinic in Almagro. Dana Rose Falcone, PEOPLE.com, "Everything to Know About Queen Maxima's Sister Who Died at 33 of an Apparent Suicide," 7 June 2018 What no one at the clinic can tell Isaac on this day is how long the discounts will continue. Brenda Cain, cleveland.com, "Isaac Everhart's methadone treatments no longer breaking the family budget: A Greater Cleveland," 2 May 2018 The vast majority of in-home pet euthanasia practitioners try to ensure their costs are comparable to other clinics. Ace Ratcliff, SELF, "Pet Euthanasia at Home: 6 Ways to Make Putting Down Your Pet Easier on Them—and You," 25 Oct. 2018 The governor added that only 23 of the hotel's 1,995 guests visited the on-site clinic or requested medical assistance in the last week, adding that those who felt unwell had stomach cramps from swallowing seawater or spent too much time in the sun. Travis Fedschun, Fox News, "Hotel room where British couple found dead had 'strange odor,' Egyptian official says," 28 Aug. 2018 So in cities and small towns, a new breed of small community stores are trying things like work training, medical clinics, package-free products, and unstaffed stores on a customer honor system. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Apple’s path to $1 trillion continues unabated," 1 Aug. 2018 No gift certificates for dental-hygiene clinics or health farms. A.a. Gill, A-LIST, "Fraught, But It Counts," 4 July 2018 Just as our new policies have assured the safety of any patient who visits an MSU clinic or is treated by an MSU physician, our additional staff and new leadership will make a profound difference across our campus. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "MSU's Engler apologizes for email attacking Nassar survivor," 21 June 2018 Most programs were offered in clinic or hospital settings. Joyce Y. Lee And Shawna J. Lee, Houston Chronicle, "Study: Fathers are forgotten by parenting programs," 17 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 \

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 \

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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