Diagnosis - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdaɪəɡˈnoʊsɪs|  American pronunciation of the word diagnosis
Brit.  |ˌdʌɪəɡˈnəʊsɪs|  British pronunciation of the word diagnosis


- identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon (syn: diagnosing)


The unusual combination of symptoms made accurate diagnosis difficult.

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

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.

An exact diagnosis can only be made by obtaining a blood sample.

The "Genera Piscium" contains well-defined diagnoses of 45 genera.

The doctor's diagnosis confirmed our worst fears.

...breasted the diagnosis of cancer with fortitude and optimism...

I asked the doctor to give me my diagnosis in English, not medical jargon.

The doctor gave him an improper diagnosis.

The doctor's diagnosis was incorrect.

...could you paraphrase your diagnosis of my medical condition, using simpler language?...

...upon hearing the diagnosis of cancer, she just sat there in total stupefaction...

The patient's lay diagnosis was close to the doctor's.

Word forms

singular: diagnosis
plural: diagnoses
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