What does Clinical mean?

Definitions for Clinical
ˈklɪn ɪ kəlclin·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clinicaladjective

    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. clinicaladjective

    scientifically detached; unemotional

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


  1. clinicaladjective

    of or pertaining to a medical clinic or facility.

  2. clinicaladjective

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

  3. clinicaladjective

    done in a cool, emotionless fashion.

  4. Etymology: clinic + -al.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Clinical, Clinickadjective

    Those that keep their beds; those that are sick, past hopes of recovery. A clinical convert, one that is converted on his death-bed. This word occurs often in the works of Taylor.

    Etymology: ϰλίνω, to lie down.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinicalverb

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clinical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Clinical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Clinical in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Young:

    That is something that I see in my clinical practice.

  2. Harry Maguire:

    When we had the ball, we just gave it back to them far too cheaply, far too easily, we were n’t clean enough with our passing. And in moments where we did have chances to hurt them we were n’t clinical enough, we were n’t clean enough with the passing and the transitional moments in the game, especially in the second half.

  3. David Tovey:

    The majority of clinical research is sponsored by the manufacturers.

  4. Ada Rivera:

    Based on their evaluations, these specialists recommended hysterectomies. These recommendations were reviewed by the facility clinical authority and approved.

  5. Anupam Jena:

    One thing you could do would be to ensure that when key clinical decisions are being made, you have a disruption-free policy, so that doctors and nurses cannot be disrupted unless it’s an emergency.

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