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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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Those include a Unified Medical Information Analysis System, which directs people to the nearest of the city's 678 clinics and maintains e-health records for 78 percent of the city's residents. Dan Rosenbaum, Ars Technica, "All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things," 7 Dec. 2018 Costs can be less — or even nonexistent — at family planning clinics and health centers. Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, "How to Deal with a Pregnancy Scare," 28 Nov. 2018 The Fertilome test—which is a blood test or a simple spit-in-a-tube-and-wait-a-few-weeks-for-the-results test—is available through a doctor or fertility clinic and costs $950. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Can This Test Tell You When You Should Have a Baby?," 1 Oct. 2018 So hospitals, clinics, and elderly homes and so on. Eric Johnson, Recode, "If they don’t want to lose their jobs to a machine, doctors will need to become compassionate ‘human connectors’," 17 Sep. 2018 Voters are complaining that waits are increasing at clinics and hospitals, with some blaming that on the many newcomers. Fox News, "Sweden's most significant election in years, at a glance," 6 Sep. 2018 The stout sexagenarian lives in Sham Shui Po, a seedy, working-class neighborhood where grimy highrises drip AC runoff onto the market stalls, methadone clinics and brothels below. Casey Quackenbush / Hong Kong, Time, "'We're Not Educated.' The Untold Story of Lung King Heen, the World's First Michelin Three-Star Chinese Restaurant," 12 July 2018 Kathy Rust of Glendale, Calif., remembers walking into a room at an outpatient clinic and seeing a doctor stroking her mother’s hair and calming her before reinserting a feeding tube that the 93-year-old woman had pulled out. Judith Graham, Washington Post, "A Hospital’s Human Touch: Why Taking Care In Discharging A Patient Matters," 12 July 2018 The tests would be cheaper than the current clinic and hospital flu tests, which include administrative and laboratory fees, Bright said. NBC News, "Feds pay two companies to develop at-home flu tests," 11 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 \

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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