What does clinic mean?

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ˈklɪn ɪkclin·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clinic(noun)

    a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists

  2. clinic(noun)

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

  3. clinic(noun)

    a healthcare facility for outpatient care


  1. Clinic(n.)

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

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  2. Clinic(n.)

    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. clinic(Noun)

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

  2. clinic(Noun)

    A group practice of several physicians.

  3. clinic(Noun)

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

  4. clinic(Noun)

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

  5. clinic(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Clinic(noun)

    one confined to the bed by sickness

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  2. Clinic(noun)

    one who receives baptism on a sick bed

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  3. Clinic(noun)

    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. Clinic(verb)

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

    Etymology: [See Clinical.]

  5. Clinic(verb)

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Laney Griner:

    One can only survive with no natural kidney function... for so long, his energy and mood are affected ; he can no longer work, and he spends 12 hours a week in dialysis clinic.

  2. Monika Neall:

    We will be a physical buffer zone between the protesters on the front door of the clinic, so that if women need support, or even if they just need to see that somebody else is there, countering the message.

  3. Supreme Court:

    This was a huge victory for the Louisiana clinic, or at least a huge defeat averted, but the chief justice's opinion is a chilling sign for the future of abortion rights.

  4. Jeri Wilson:

    Who goes to a fertility clinic except people who want children? So she left him there in hopes of somebody taking him home, to me that showed that she loved him. She put him somewhere that he would be found and cared for. I pray for her. And I thank God for her. And I want him to know that she loved him.

  5. Denise Chamberlain:

    According to the Mayo Clinic, vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) die or stop producing melanin — the pigment that gives your skin, hair and eyes color. There are some treatments that may restore color to the affected skin, but it does not prevent continued loss of skin color or a recurrence. Between the ages of 10 and 40, Denise masked her face and hands with a blanket of foundation and concealer to hide her vitiligo. I wore it every single day and I learnt how to perfect it so people who looked at me wouldn't even know I had it on.

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