- The definition of clinical is something related to treating the sick or something scientific, overly clean or impersonal.
- An example of clinical is a trial that is done in a hospital.
- An example of clinical is the feeling of a hospital room.
- An example of clinical is a policeman who gives a ticket without emotion; a clinical act.
clinical definition by Webster's New World
- of or connected with a clinic or a sickbed
- having to do with the direct treatment and observation of patients, as distinguished from experimental or laboratory study
- purely scientific; impersonal: clinical detachment
- austere, antiseptic, etc., like a medical clinic
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- clinically adverb
clinical definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
- Involving or based on direct observation of the patient: a clinical diagnosis.
- Very objective and devoid of emotion; analytical: “He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in court” (Connie Paige).
- Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic: a clinical style of decor.
- clinˈi·cal·ly adverb
clinical - Medical Definition
- Relating to the bedside treatment of a patient or to the course of the disease.
- Relating to the observed symptoms and course of a disease.