clinic

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noun

clin·​ic ˈkli-nik How to pronounce clinic (audio)
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: a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
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: 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
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a
: a facility (as of a hospital) for diagnosis and treatment of outpatients
b
: a group practice in which several physicians work cooperatively
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: 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

-clinic

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adjective combining form

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

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Those might include clinic, nursing, radiologist and pharmacy fees. Tom Murphy, Chicago Tribune, 4 Feb. 2023 Kyrylenko said that 34 houses, two kindergartens, an outpatient clinic, a library, a cultural centre and other buildings were damaged in the strike. Susie Blann, ajc, 4 Feb. 2023 Efforts to pull people from the apartment strike in the city of Kramatorsk were interrupted by a new barrage of Russian rockets that hit a clinic, a school and other buildings, amid signs that a broader Russian offensive might be shaping up. Anton Troianovski, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2023 The charges stem from a fire that was reported late in the night on Jan. 15 at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Peoria, about 160 miles southwest of Chicago. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 26 Jan. 2023 Among the occupants of the site: a McDonald’s, a dental clinic, and a bank with a curious zigzag of a roof. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 25 Jan. 2023 At Saturday’s clinic, Shepherd and other attorneys will be on hand to assist residents with filling out paperwork and to answer any questions. Ethan Ehrenhaft, Baltimore Sun, 24 Jan. 2023 The church is offering a mobile clinic, job training and financial literacy classes. Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2023 Inside, each van was a mobile vaccine clinic, operated by the New York City health department. Gideon Lichfield Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, 22 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

Noun

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of clinic was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Clinic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clinic. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

clinic

noun
clin·​ic ˈklin-ik How to pronounce clinic (audio)
1
: a class of medical instruction in which patients are examined and discussed
2
: a group meeting for teaching a certain skill and working on individual problems
a reading clinic
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: a place for the treatment of people needing medical help who do not stay overnight

Medical Definition

clinic

noun
clin·​ic ˈklin-ik How to pronounce clinic (audio)
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a
: 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
2
a
: 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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