Diagnosis meaning

dīəg-nōsĭs
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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.

An example of a diagnosis is a doctor researching the cause of their patient's back pain.

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The act or process of discovering or identifying a diseased condition by means of a medical examination, laboratory test, etc.
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A brief description of the distinguishing characteristics of an organism, as for taxonomic classification.
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A careful examination and analysis of the facts in an attempt to understand or explain something.

A diagnosis of the economy.

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A decision or opinion based on such examination.
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A short scientific description for classification.
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A brief description of the distinguishing characteristics of an organism, as for taxonomic classification.
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The identification by a medical provider of a condition, disease, or injury made by evaluating the symptoms and signs presented by a patient.
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(medicine) The identification of the nature and cause of an illness.
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The identification of the nature and cause of something (of any nature).
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(taxonomy) A written description of a species or other taxon serving to distinguish that species from all others. Especially, a description written in Latin and published.
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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