An example of a diagnosis is a doctor researching the cause of their patient's back pain.
A diagnosis of the economy.
Origin of diagnosis
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”).