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.

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. Richard Kerr:

    There is pressure on us now, but this is not new, my clinic overruns. It always does ... so there's frustration there.

  2. Megan Kingston:

    It was one day a couple of weeks ago. I started shivering. So, I checked, and my temperature was normal, i go to bed early and the next morning, I woke up with a 102-degree fever. I went to my respiratory clinic and was swabbed for COVID and had a chest X-ray, which showed I had double pneumonia. They started me on antibiotics and sent me home. They called me back two days later for the swab results. I had tested positive for COVID. I ended up in the hospital that night.

  3. Steven Lee:

    She was a single mom. It sounded very difficult for her to make it into the clinic, and her vision was changing and fluctuating a lot, she finally makes it in, and then she asked me this one question that really just stuck with me. ... 'Why can't we do eye exams at home?' and that just really gave me a light-bulb moment.

  4. Beccy Serou:

    I think that when she saw that the person wasn’t driving to the clinic, but instead was driving into a forest, she panicked.

  5. Terrisa Bukovinac:

    Big Abortion has ensured that abortion remains unregulated, making in-clinic abortions indistinguishable from so-called ‘back alley’ abortions, abortion-vulnerable communities need economic and racial justice to address the root cause of abortion and the abysmal maternal mortality rate, especially for Black women, not the option to terminate the lives of our offspring!

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