The definition of a diagnosis is the process of finding out what is causing symptoms, a disease or injury in a patient and the opinion reached based on the process.(noun)
An example of a diagnosis is a doctor researching the cause of their patient's back pain.
See diagnosis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. diagnoses
Origin: ModL < Gr diagnōsis, a distinguishing < diagignōskein, to distinguish: see dia- & -gnosis
See diagnosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. di·ag·no·ses (-sēz)
Origin: Greek diagnōsis, discernment
Origin: , from diagignōskein, to distinguish
Origin: : dia-, apart; see dia-
Origin: + gignōskein, gnō-, to come to know, discern; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.
Learn more about diagnosis