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ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪsdi·ag·no·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnosis, diagnosingnoun

    identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon


  1. Diagnosisnoun

    Hence, the act or process of identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon, especially the abnormal behavior of an animal or artifactual device; as, diagnosis of a vibration in an automobile; diagnosis of the failure of a sales campaign; diagnosis of a computer malfunction.


  1. diagnosisnoun

    The identification of the nature and cause of an illness.

  2. diagnosisnoun

    The identification of the nature and cause of something (of any nature).

  3. diagnosisnoun

    A written description of a species or other taxon serving to distinguish that species from all others. Especially, a description written in Latin and published.

  4. Etymology: From diagnosis, from διάγνωσις, from διαγιγνώσκειν, from διά + γιγνώσκειν.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnosisnoun

    the art or act of recognizing the presence of disease from its signs or symptoms, and deciding as to its character; also, the decision arrived at

  2. Diagnosisnoun

    scientific determination of any kind; the concise description of characterization of a species

  3. Diagnosisnoun

    critical perception or scrutiny; judgment based on such scrutiny; esp., perception of, or judgment concerning, motives and character

  4. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. , fr. to distinguish; dia` through, asunder + to know. See Know.]


  1. Diagnosis

    Medical diagnosis refers both to the process of attempting to determine or identify a possible disease or disorder, and to the opinion reached by this process. From the point of view of statistics the diagnostic procedure involves classification tests. It is a major component of, for example, the procedure of a doctor's visit.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Diagnosis

    dī-ag-nō′sis, n. the distinguishing a disease by means of its symptoms: a brief description:—pl. Diagnō′ses.—v.t. Dī′agnose, to ascertain from symptoms, as a disease.—adj. Dīagnos′tic, distinguishing: characteristic.—n. that by which anything is known: a symptom.—n.pl. Diagnos′tics, the branch of medicine to which the skill in noting and interpreting symptoms belongs. [Gr., dia, between, gnōsisgnōnai, to know.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Diagnosis

    The determination of the nature of a disease or condition, or the distinguishing of one disease or condition from another. Assessment may be made through physical examination, laboratory tests, or the likes. Computerized programs may be used to enhance the decision-making process.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'diagnosis' in Nouns Frequency: #1964

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of diagnosis in a Sentence

  1. Cary Woodruff:

    Previously, we could only really speculate, we could tell that a bone had broken and healed, but we had no idea of what caused the break. While that can certainly still be the case today, the more we approach these pathologies from a differential diagnosis perspective, and importantly, the more we work with medical professionals, the greater our identification accuracy is.

  2. Amesh Adalja:

    Q fever is a rare diagnosis to make, it’s not terribly common, but that’s because not many people think about it, so they aren’t testing for it with the same frequency.

  3. Susanna Visser:

    Despite the increase, we found that physicians are using the standard behavior rating scales and incorporating feedback from adults outside the family, this should really give us some confidence that physicians are using recommended practices for diagnosis.

  4. Svetha Venkatesh:

    A diagnosis or (being) suspicious of heart problems is associated with searching for symptoms, side effects and so on.

  5. Adam Leventhal:

    We didn't have clinicians involved in our study to actually provide a diagnosis.

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