What does diagnostic mean?

Definitions for diagnosticˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk

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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"

Wiktionary

  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

  3. Origin: [Gr. able to distinguish, fr. : cf. F. diagnostique.]

Editors Contribution

  1. diagnostic

    A type of tool that is used to identify or distinguish.

    The computer software programmer used a diagnostic tool to discover the software language that was creating the differences in the application.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnostic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnostic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ankita Patel:

    They think it is a diagnostic test because it's genetic.

  2. Martin Cazenave:

    This could revolutionize the diagnostic approach because you can get a confirmation in 15 minutes and you don't need a specialized lab and technician. Anyone in a rural healthcare clinic can confirm Chagas using rapid tests.

  3. Pedro Alonso:

    The massive scale-up of mosquito control measures, diagnostic testing and quality-assured treatment has helped to dramatically reduce the global disease burden, with sustained political commitment, increased financing, and with the help of innovative new tools, we should be able to accelerate efforts even further.

  4. Mercedes Becerra:

    A huge number of children are suffering and dying from TB because the majority of efforts to fight the disease have focused on adults, so children with TB have become invisible, and even if they get treatment, we lack reliable diagnostic tools and child-friendly medicines, which hinders effective treatment and can even fuel drug resistance.

  5. Amit Etkin:

    As a clinician and neuroscientist, I would argue it validates a sense a lot of clinicians implicitly have, but our diagnosis system discourages— that there are a lot of similarities between the way patients with different disorders process information, [The findings] allow us to think a little bit more flexibly about our patients and focus on things that don’t fit into [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)] categories.

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