What does clinic mean?

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ˈklɪn ɪkclin·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clinicnoun

    a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists

  2. clinicnoun

    meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity

  3. clinicnoun

    a healthcare facility for outpatient care


  1. Clinicnoun

    (Med.) a medical facility, often connected with a school or hospital, which treats primarily outpatients.

  2. Clinicnoun

    a lesson or series of lessons taught to persons not expert in some activity, in which the errors of the students are pointed out, and remedial actions are suggested.


  1. clinicnoun

    A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients.

  2. clinicnoun

    A group practice of several physicians.

  3. clinicnoun

    A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject.

  4. clinicnoun

    A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents.

  5. clinicnoun

    A series of workouts used to build wrestling skills of practitioners regardless of team affiliation.


  1. clinic

    A clinic is a healthcare facility, often focused on a particular area of health, where patients can receive medical treatment or advice, non-surgically. It may be publicly or privately managed, providing services like diagnosis, prevention, therapy or basic care and often run by specialists in specific fields. Clinics can be separate entities or be a part of a hospital.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinicnoun

    one confined to the bed by sickness

  2. Clinicnoun

    one who receives baptism on a sick bed

  3. Clinicnoun

    a school, or a session of a school or class, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils

  4. Clinicverb

    of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed

  5. Clinicverb

    of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject

  6. Etymology: [See Clinical.]


  1. Clinic

    A clinic is a health care facility that is primarily devoted to the care of outpatients. Clinics can be privately operated or publicly managed and funded, and typically cover the primary health care needs of populations in local communities, in contrast to larger hospitals which offer specialised treatments and admit inpatients for overnight stays. Some clinics grow to be institutions as large as major hospitals, or become associated with a hospital or medical school, while retaining the name “clinic."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Clinic

    -al, klin′ik, -al, adj. pertaining to a bed: (med.) applied to instruction given in hospitals at the bedside of the patient.—n. Clin′ic, one confined to bed by sickness: the teaching of medicine or surgery practically at the bedside of the patient—also Clin′ique.—adv. Clin′ically.—Clinical baptism, baptism administered to persons on their sick-bed; Clinical convert, one converted on his death-bed; Clinical medicine, or surgery, medicine or surgery as taught by clinics, a Clinical lecture being one delivered to students at the bedside of the sick. [Gr. klinikosklinē, a bed, from klinein, to recline.]

Editors Contribution

  1. clinic

    Clinic (noun) a small room for medical support.

    Clinic an office in which the doctor is available to the patient’s need.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 15, 2015  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'clinic' in Nouns Frequency: #1707

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clinic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clinic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of clinic in a Sentence

  1. Angela Yochem:

    Imagine a world in which you are deciding to travel somewhere exotic. And you discover that you need a vaccine that may not be stocked in your neighborhood clinic, fifteen, 20 minutes later, you have your exotic vaccine that was delivered to your corner clinic.

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  3. The Post:

    He remained unconscious, and was taken to a nearby clinic, where he had difficulty breathing, he was then transported to Phebe hospital, two hours away, where he was declared dead by doctors.

  4. Anitere Flores:

    Now we have not just our state, but other states all looking to Florida as what will hopefully be a model for how to regulate these office clinic surgery clinic centers in a way that is uniform and that is a very high standard.

  5. Kiki Freedman:

    It's estimated that there will be a 3000 % increase in people whose nearest abortion clinic would be in California, and nearly an 8700 % increase in people whose nearest abortion clinic would be in Illinois when Roe is overturned, in a post-Roe world, abortion care via mail will likely become the most viable form of access for most of the country.

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