Definitions for clinicalˈklɪn ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clin•i•calˈklɪn ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to a clinic.

    Category: Medicine

  2. concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory.

    Category: Medicine

  3. dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical:

    clinical detachment.

  4. pertaining to or used in a sickroom:

    a clinical bandage.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of clinical:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. clinical(adj)

    relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients

    "clinical observation"; "clinical case study"

  2. clinical(adj)

    scientifically detached; unemotional

    "he spoke in the clipped clinical monotones typical of police testimony"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. clinical(adjective)ˈklɪn ɪ kəl

    relating to practical medicine

    clinical trials

  2. clinicalˈklɪn ɪ kəl

    detached, not involving emotions

    a clinical approach


  1. clinical(Adjective)

    of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.

  2. clinical(Adjective)

    dealing with how to practically manage patients, contrasting with pre-health sciences

  3. clinical(Adjective)

    done in a cool, emotionless fashion.

  4. Origin: clinic + -al.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinical(verb)

    alt. of Clinic

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clinical' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3204

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clinical' in Adjectives Frequency: #446

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of a clinic.

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