diagnosis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dī"ug-nō'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
    1. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
    2. the decision reached from such an examination. Abbr.: Dx
  1. scientific determination; a description that classifies a group or taxon precisely.
  2. a determining or analysis of the cause or nature of a problem or situation.
  3. an answer or solution to a problematic situation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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