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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.

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  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.

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinicnoun

    one confined to the bed by sickness

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  2. Clinicnoun

    one who receives baptism on a sick bed

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  4. Clinicverb

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

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  5. Clinicverb

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

    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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    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. Governor Dan McKee:

    This is a big win for Rhode Island's vaccination efforts, i hope that no-cost trips will enable everyone who wants to get to a vaccine clinic to get there easily.

  2. Jim Hagedorn:

    Over the weekend, recent tests conducted at the Mayo Clinic revealed a reoccurrence of my kidney cancer. The new diagnosis was surprising considering that just 14 weeks ago no cancer was detected.

  3. Michal Szolucha:

    A while ago I suffered from persistent stomach pain and despite several appointments in the public service over a six-month period, no one carried out the tests I needed, however when I went to a doctor in a private clinic, within 48 hours all the tests were conducted and I got a diagnosis.

  4. Samantha Elandary:

    No other clinic is offering this two-part therapy.

  5. Merrick Garland:

    The department will provide support from federal law enforcement when an abortion clinic or reproductive health center is under attack, we will not tolerate violence against those seeking to obtain or provide reproductive health services, physical obstruction or property damage in violation of The FACE Act.

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