Diagnostic meaning

dīəg-nŏstĭk
Of or constituting a diagnosis.
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Of value for a diagnosis; specif., characteristic.
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Of or having to do with the use of computer diagnostics.
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The art, science, or method of diagnosis, esp. medical diagnosis.
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A distinguishing sign or symptom; characteristic.
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A routine for testing a piece of hardware or for locating an error in a program.
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Relating to or used in a diagnosis.
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Serving to identify a particular disease; characteristic.
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The art or practice of medical diagnosis.
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A symptom or a distinguishing feature serving as supporting evidence in a diagnosis.
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An instrument or technique used in medical diagnosis.
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Of, or relating to diagnosis.
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(computing) Any tool or technique used to find the root of a problem.
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The definition of diagnostic is something related to the identification of a problem or disease.

An example of a diagnostic test is an emissions test on a car.

An example of diagnostic is a symptom that is characteristic of a particular disease and that helps doctors to recognize that illness.

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Of, relating to, or used in a diagnosis.
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Serving to identify a particular disease; characteristic.
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The art or practice of medical diagnosis.
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A symptom or a distinguishing feature serving as supporting evidence in a diagnosis.
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An instrument or technique used in medical diagnosis.
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Origin of diagnostic

  • Greek diagnōstikos able to distinguish from diagnōstos distinguished from diagignōskein to distinguish diagnosis

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