Definition of Diagnostic

1. Adjective. Concerned with diagnosis; used for furthering diagnosis. "A diagnostic reading test"

Partainyms: Diagnosis
Derivative terms: Diagnosis

2. Adjective. Characteristic or indicative of a disease. "A rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown"
Exact synonyms: Symptomatic
Similar to: Characteristic
Derivative terms: Symptom, Symptom

Definition of Diagnostic

1. a. Pertaining to, or furnishing, a diagnosis; indicating the nature of a disease.

2. n. The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others.

Definition of Diagnostic

1. Adjective. of, or relating to diagnosis ¹

2. Adjective. characteristic of a particular disease ¹

3. Noun. a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis ¹

4. Noun. (computing) Any tool or technique used to find the root of a problem ¹

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Definition of Diagnostic

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Medical Definition of Diagnostic

1. Refers to something that is used to determine the cause of an illness or disorder. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diagnostic

diagnosis-related group
diagnosis by exclusion
diagnostic (current term)
diagnostic anaesthesia
diagnostic audiometry
diagnostic cast
diagnostic diphtheria toxin
diagnostic equipment
diagnostic errors
diagnostic imaging
diagnostic procedure
diagnostic program
diagnostic sensitivity
diagnostic services
diagnostic specificity
diagnostic technique

Literary usage of Diagnostic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"The diagnostic Value of Observations Upon the Pressure and Physical Appearance ... The diagnostic Value of Chemical Examinations of the Cerebrospinal Fluid. ..."

2. Quality Determinants Of Mammography: Clinical Practice Guideline by Lawrence W. Bassett, R. Edward Hendrick (2004)
"diagnostic Mammography RECOMMENDATION: Referring health care providers should know that women with any breast abnormality, including unilateral spontaneous ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1888)
"February 25, 1883) thinks bacilli in sputa may be of diagnostic value in ... See is a firm believer in the diagnostic value of tubercle bacilli in sputa. ..."

4. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Nea (2000)
"2.7.7 Nuclear diagnostic imaging Nuclear medicine diagnostic imaging is a ... Nuclear diagnostic imaging has an important role in the identification and ..."

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