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

The dollars raised funds local Huntington’s Disease clinics, support groups, education days and community outreach projects to help families struggling with HD. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "What’s Happening sports briefs for June 14," 13 June 2019 The company provides a flexible work environment with an on-site medical clinic, free gym and free yoga. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Ranking of the 2019 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona: Large Company Category," 13 June 2019 Majida Ali, a Palestinian-Syrian refugee who works at the camp’s health clinic, told me. Nicolas Niarchos, The New Yorker, "On a Greek Island That Welcomed Migrants, Residents and Refugees Feel Abandoned," 13 June 2019 Hospitals and clinics have been systematically bombarded, some of them hit more than once even though the U.N. identifies many to the Syrian government as health centers. Washington Post, "Syria uses familiar tactic in rebel Idlib: Bombing civilians," 7 June 2019 Entering a hospital or clinic while being infectious without calling first can put others in the facility at risk. Rong-gong Lin Ii, latimes.com, "Measles-infected person travels through LAX airport on Memorial Day weekend," 7 June 2019 The primary source by which research institutions obtain fetal tissue is through hospitals and clinics that perform abortions. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "Fetal Tissue Research Facts and Why It's so Controversial," 6 June 2019 Powered by BACtrack's proprietary BluFire fuel-cell sensor technology (which is used in most hospitals and clinics), the C6 is the smallest police-grade alcohol tester ever made. Popular Mechanics, "Practice Responsible Driving with This Tiny Breathalyzer," 8 Nov. 2018 Throughout the area, hospitals and clinics were swamped. Zia Ur-rehman, The Seattle Times, "How record heat has wreaked havoc on four continents," 31 July 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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