What does diagnostic mean?

Definitions for diagnosticˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word diagnostic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. diagnostic(adj)

    concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis

    "a diagnostic reading test"

  2. diagnostic, symptomatic(adj)

    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. diagnostic(Noun)

    a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis

  2. diagnostic(Noun)

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

  3. diagnostic(Adjective)

    of, or relating to diagnosis

  4. diagnostic(Adjective)

    characteristic of a particular disease

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diagnostic(adj)

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

  2. Diagnostic(noun)

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. diagnostic

    A type of tool that is used to identify or distinguish.

    The computer software programmer used a diagnostic tool to discover the software language that was creating the differences in the application.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ankita Patel:

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

  2. Christine Ecker:

    I think as soon as we change( diagnostic) tools, maybe adapt them to... the girls' symptoms, that we will find more( autistic girls).

  3. Robert Levy:

    All the diagnostic tools available in the system were used in his case, it's a tragic circumstance ... but to start blaming the court system is crazy.

  4. Erez Vigodman:

    That is driving the space. It means we can't confine our business model to finding a new chemical entity, we need branded and generic drugs, medical devices and diagnostic capabilities.

  5. Michelle Katz:

    Because NPs are trained as registered nurses first, they see the patient from a different perspective and have nursing values, treating the patient as a whole along with the medical diagnostic side.

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