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ˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪkdi·ag·nos·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnosticadjective

    concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis

    "a diagnostic reading test"

  2. diagnostic, symptomaticadjective

    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. diagnosticnoun

    a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis

  2. diagnosticnoun

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

  3. diagnosticadjective

    of, or relating to diagnosis

  4. diagnosticadjective

    characteristic of a particular disease


  1. diagnostic

    Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines, with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience, to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions.


  1. diagnostic

    A diagnostic is a test or tool used to identify the nature or cause of a particular phenomenon, condition, or problem, typically related to medical, technical, or mechanical issues. It often involves the evaluation of symptoms, examination, and analysis to determine the problem and suggest appropriate solutions or treatments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnosticadjective

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

  2. Diagnosticnoun

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

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

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  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

Examples of Diagnostic in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Katz:

    Because NPs are trained as registered nurses first, they see the patient from a different perspective and have nursing values, treating the patient as a whole along with the medical diagnostic side.

  2. Alex Azar:

    We developed a diagnostic test at the CDC, so we can confirm if somebody has this, we will be spreading that diagnostic around the country so that we are able to do rapid testing on site.

  3. Jenny Radesky:

    The biggest takeaway for parents is that sleep is part of self-regulation. We need to wake our brains up, and settle them back down. We need to handle fears and separation from our loved ones, for this reason, sleep is usually much harder for children with self-regulation problems in early childhood -- whether due to anxiety, early ADHD, sensory integration challenges, trauma or lots of other developmental differences that may not rise to the level of a diagnostic label.

  4. Cindy Calkin:

    I have interviewed all but one or two of (the victims) and I havent found any evidence of psychiatric disorder, this is a very strong group, very resilient and there is no evidence of mass hysteria. Part of the diagnostic of mass hysteria is that there is no underlying other medical causes that can be found. And we (found) underlying medical evidence.

  5. Kari Nadeau:

    There are people that are highly sensitive to chemicals and can feel it before necessarily a monitor can pick it up, there’s not a great diagnostic pathway for chemical sensitivities. A lot of it is based off clinical symptoms, including rashes.

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