What does physician mean?

Definitions for physician
fɪˈzɪʃ ənphysi·cian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doctor, doc, physician, MD, Dr., mediconoun

    a licensed medical practitioner

    "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"

Wiktionary

  1. physiciannoun

    A practitioner of physic, i.e. a specialist in internal medicine, especially as opposed to a surgeon; a practitioner who treats with medication rather than with surgery.

    Etymology: From fisicien, from fisicïen, from fisique, from physica, from φυσική επιστήμη (knowledge of nature) from φυσικός (pertaining to nature) from φύσις (nature) from φύειν (to bring forth, to produce) from bʰew-. Displaced native Middle English leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English læce).

  2. physiciannoun

    A medical doctor trained in human medicine.

    Etymology: From fisicien, from fisicïen, from fisique, from physica, from φυσική επιστήμη (knowledge of nature) from φυσικός (pertaining to nature) from φύσις (nature) from φύειν (to bring forth, to produce) from bʰew-. Displaced native Middle English leche, archaic Modern English leech "physician" (from Old English læce).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Physiciannoun

    a person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, diseases; a doctor of medicine

    Etymology: [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.]

  2. Physiciannoun

    hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral diseases; as, a physician of the soul

    Etymology: [OE. fisician, fisicien, OF. physucien, a physician, in F., a natural philosopher, an experimentalist in physics. See Physic.]

Freebase

  1. Physician

    A physician is a professional who practices medicine, which is concerned with promoting, maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, injury, and other physical and mental impairments. They may focus their practice on certain disease categories, types of patients, or methods of treatment – known as specialist medical practitioners – or assume responsibility for the provision of continuing and comprehensive medical care to individuals, families, and communities – known as general practitioners. Medical practice properly requires both a detailed knowledge of the academic disciplines underlying diseases and their treatment – the science of medicine – and also a decent competence in its applied practice – the art or craft of medicine. Both the role of the physician and the meaning of the word itself vary around the world, including a wide variety of qualifications and degrees, but there are some common elements. For example, the ethics of medicine require that physicians show consideration, compassion and benevolence for their patients.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of physician in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of physician in a Sentence

  1. President Charles Rice:

    He shouldn’t be a physician, he lost his compass somewhere.

  2. Greg Siskind:

    Right now, The US has a physician shortage, and it will be foolish if we have people capable of addressing this crisis and we choose to drive them away.

  3. John Urwin:

    As the largest and most diverse U.S. state to have legalized( physician-assisted suicide), it will be interesting to see if the characteristics of those seeking( physician-assisted suicide) are similar to those of the other states that have done so, depending on how( physician-assisted suicide) is received in California, other states may be more or less likely to pass similar legislation.

  4. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.

  5. Shawn Martin:

    Our physicians are seeing a reduction of 60-75 percent of inpatient visits, our fear is that many physician practices will be out of business or no longer in operation because of the economic-related impact of the coronavirus.

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    the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    • A. substitute
    • B. tranquillity
    • C. downsizing
    • D. accommodation

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