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1. Of, relating to, or used in a diagnosis.
2. Serving to identify a particular disease; characteristic.
1. often diagnostics(used with a sing. verb) The art or practice of medical diagnosis.
2. A symptom or a distinguishing feature serving as supporting evidence in a diagnosis.
3. An instrument or technique used in medical diagnosis.

[Greek diagnōstikos, able to distinguish, from diagnōstos, distinguished, from diagignōskein, to distinguish; see diagnosis.]

di′ag·nos′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the art or practice of diagnosis, esp of diseases


(ˈdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the discipline or practice of diagnosis.


the branch of medical science that deals with diagnosis.
See also: Medical Specialties
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diagnostics - the branch of medical science dealing with the classification of disease
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques


[ˌdaɪəgˈnɒstɪks] NSINGdiagnóstica f, diagnosis f


n sing or plDiagnose f; diagnostics program (Comput) → Diagnoseprogramm nt
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