August 08, 2021
Learner's Word of the Day
diagnosis /ˌdajəgˈnoʊsəs/ noun
diagnosis
/ˌdajəgˈnoʊsəs/
noun
Making a diagnosis
Making a diagnosis
Learner's definition of DIAGNOSIS

1 [noncount] : the act of identifying a disease, illness, or problem by examining someone or something

  • The unusual combination of symptoms made accurate diagnosis difficult.

  • She is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

2 [count] : a statement or conclusion that describes the reason for a disease, illness, or problem

  • The diagnosis was a mild concussion.

  • His doctor made an initial diagnosis of pneumonia.

  • The committee published its diagnosis of the problems affecting urban schools.

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