Diagnosis Definition

dīəg-nōsĭs
diagnoses
noun
diagnoses
The act or process of discovering or identifying a diseased condition by means of a medical examination, laboratory test, etc.
Webster's New World
A decision or opinion based on such examination.
Webster's New World
A careful examination and analysis of the facts in an attempt to understand or explain something.
A diagnosis of the economy.
Webster's New World
The conclusion reached by such analysis.
American Heritage Medicine
A short scientific description for classification.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Diagnosis

Noun

Singular:
diagnosis
Plural:
diagnoses

Origin of Diagnosis

  • Greek diagnōsis discernment from diagignōskein to distinguish dia- apart dia– gignōskein gnō- to come to know, discern gnō- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis), from διαγιγνώσκειν (diagignóskein, “to discern”), from διά (diá, “apart”) + γιγνώσκειν (gignóskein, “to learn”).

    From Wiktionary

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