Definition of diagnosis
- the doctor's diagnosis
- diagnosis of engine trouble
The unusual combination of symptoms made accurate diagnosis difficult.
She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
The diagnosis was a mild concussion.
His doctor made an initial diagnosis of pneumonia.
The committee published its diagnosis of the problems affecting urban schools.
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: the act of identifying a disease, illness, or problem by examining someone or something
: a statement or conclusion that describes the reason for a disease, illness, or problem
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