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Definitions for diagnostic
ˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪkdi·ag·nos·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnosticadjective

    concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis

    "a diagnostic reading test"

  2. diagnostic, symptomaticadjective

    characteristic or indicative of a disease

    "a diagnostic sign of yellow fever"; "a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever"; "symptomatic of insanity"; "a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown"


  1. diagnosticnoun

    a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis

  2. diagnosticnoun

    Any tool or technique used to find the root of a problem

  3. diagnosticadjective

    of, or relating to diagnosis

  4. diagnosticadjective

    characteristic of a particular disease


  1. diagnostic

    Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines, with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience, to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnosticadjective

    pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease

  2. Diagnosticnoun

    the mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others

  3. Etymology: [Gr. able to distinguish, fr. : cf. F. diagnostique.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnostic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diagnostic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of diagnostic in a Sentence

  1. Ankita Patel:

    They think it is a diagnostic test because it's genetic.

  2. Jenny Radesky:

    The biggest takeaway for parents is that sleep is part of self-regulation. We need to wake our brains up, and settle them back down. We need to handle fears and separation from our loved ones, for this reason, sleep is usually much harder for children with self-regulation problems in early childhood -- whether due to anxiety, early ADHD, sensory integration challenges, trauma or lots of other developmental differences that may not rise to the level of a diagnostic label.

  3. Tom Valley:

    As someone who has been involved in this work and has found something similar in a different diagnostic tool -- pulse oximetry -- unfortunately, I'm not surprised, we don't know whether these problems exist unless we look for them, and if we don't look for them, we're not going to identify these problems. If we don't identify these problems, we can't fix them, and so that's part of the issue. We don't know how far this goes. We don't know how deep this goes, this racism within healthcare.

  4. Shane Dormady:

    The first thing to consider is that some of our diagnostic modalities are becoming better.

  5. Martin Cetron:

    It's quite remarkable to me that from a cluster of pneumonia detected just a little over a month ago in Wuhan, China, we have fully sequenced the virus and have some diagnostic capability to test for it.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. unsealed
    • B. foreordained
    • C. aculeate
    • D. butch

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