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ˈsɪmp təmsymp·tom

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. symptom(noun)

    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

  2. symptom(noun)

    anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence


  1. symptom(Noun)

    A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.

  2. symptom(Noun)

    Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Symptom(noun)

    any affection which accompanies disease; a perceptible change in the body or its functions, which indicates disease, or the kind or phases of disease; as, the causes of disease often lie beyond our sight, but we learn their nature by the symptoms exhibited

  2. Symptom(noun)

    a sign or token; that which indicates the existence of something else; as, corruption in elections is a symptom of the decay of public virtue


  1. Symptom

    A symptom is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, indicating the presence of disease or abnormality. A symptom is subjective, observed by the patient, and cannot be measured directly. The term is sometimes also applied to physiological states outside the context of disease, as for example when referring to "symptoms of pregnancy".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Symptom

    simp′tum, n. that which attends and indicates the existence of something else, not as a cause, but as a constant effect: (med.) that which indicates disease.—adjs. Symptomat′ic, -al, pertaining to symptoms: indicating the existence of something else: (med.) proceeding from some prior disorder.—adv. Symptomat′ically.—n. Symptomatol′ogy, the sum of knowledge concerning symptoms. [Gr. symptōmasyn, with, piptein, to fall.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'symptom' in Nouns Frequency: #1187

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of symptom in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of symptom in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of symptom in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia García Coll:

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is a symptom of a much deeper problem.

  2. Sofia Castanon:

    It is a symptom of how the political class want to prevent change.

  3. Jonathan Parsons:

    It’s pretty rare to have an isolated cough as the only symptom to herald a lung cancer, if you really did have lung cancer, it’s unlikely that you are going to be coughing with no other symptoms for more than 8 weeks—you’re going to develop other things.

  4. Umberto Volta:

    The most striking change in clinical presentation of celiac disease over time has been the decrease of diarrhea as the leading symptom and the progressive increase of other non-classical gastrointestinal symptoms (such as constipation, bloating and alternate bowel habits as well as gastro-esophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting and dyspepsia), a high proportion of celiac disease patients did not show any gastrointestinal symptom, but they displayed extra-intestinal manifestations such as iron-deficiency anemia, unexplained osteoporosis, abnormalities of liver-function tests and recurrent miscarriages.

  5. Robert Anson Heinlein:

    A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

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