Definitions for diagnosticˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•ag•nos•ticˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or used in diagnosis.

  2. serving to identify or characterize; being a precise indication.

  3. Category: Medicine

    Ref: diagnosis (def. 1). 1

  4. a symptom or characteristic of value in diagnosis.

    Category: Medicine

  5. a device or substance used for the analysis or detection of diseases or other medical conditions.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of diagnostic:

1615–25; < Gk diagnōstikós der. of diagignṓskein (see diagnosis )


Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnostic(adj)

    concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis

    "a diagnostic reading test"

  2. diagnostic, symptomatic(adj)

    characteristic or indicative of a disease

    "a diagnostic sign of yellow fever"; "a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever"; "symptomatic of insanity"; "a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown"


  1. diagnostic(Noun)

    a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis

  2. diagnostic(Noun)

    Any tool or technique used to find the root of a problem

  3. diagnostic(Adjective)

    of, or relating to diagnosis

  4. diagnostic(Adjective)

    characteristic of a particular disease

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnostic(adj)

    pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease

  2. Diagnostic(noun)

    the mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others

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