diagnostic

[ dahy-uh g-nos-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF diagnostic

Synonyms for diagnostic

MOST RELEVANT
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIAGNOSTIC

No diagnostic importance of any kind can however be ascribed to them.

This case was of much interest from the diagnostic point of view.

What are the diagnostic characters of beginning elephantiasis?

Mention the diagnostic features of dermatitis herpetiformis.

Dr. Ashe listened to this, watching her, with a diagnostic mind.

The shape of the bill, characteristic of the species, is also diagnostic.

The operation is useful as a diagnostic or palliative measure.

A diagnostic which was wanting for the confirmation of his disease.

Insomnia was a diagnostic of his malady: a fact he hadn't mentioned to his friend.

"Stupor," then, is more of a descriptive than a diagnostic term.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s (adjective and noun), from Greek diagnostikos "able to distinguish," from diagnostos, verbal adjective from diagignoskein (see diagnosis). Related: Diagnostics.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DIAGNOSTIC

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.