Clinic meaning

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A facility, often associated with a hospital or medical school, that is devoted to the diagnosis and care of outpatients.
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A group session offering counsel or instruction in a particular field or activity.

A vocational clinic; a tennis clinic.

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A medical establishment run by several specialists working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities.
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Sloping.

Isoclinic.

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Having a specified number of oblique axial intersections.

Triclinic.

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A department of a hospital or medical school, where outpatients are treated, sometimes without being charged or for a small fee.
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The teaching of medicine by examining and treating patients in the presence of students.
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A class so taught.
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A place where patients are studied or treated by specialist physicians practicing as a group.
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An organization or institution that offers some kind of advice, treatment, or instruction.

A maternal health clinic.

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A brief, intensive session of group instruction in a specific skill, field of knowledge, etc.

A basketball clinic.

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A facility, often associated with a hospital or medical school, that is devoted to the diagnosis and care of outpatients.
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A medical establishment run by several specialists working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities.
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A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients.
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A group practice of several physicians.
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A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject.
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A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents.
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(wrestling) A series of workouts used to build skills of practitioners regardless of team affiliation.
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Origin of clinic

  • French clinique from Greek klīnikē (tekhnē) clinical (method) feminine of klīnikos from klīnē couch, bed clinandrium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French clinique, from Late Latin clinicus (“a bed-ridden person, one baptized on a sick-bed, a physician”), from Ancient Greek κλινικός (klinikos, “pertaining to a bed”), from κλίνη (klinē, “bed”), from κλίνειν (klinein, “to lean, incline”).

    From Wiktionary