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di·ag·no·sis

diagnosis

 
 
pronunciation:
daI g no sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: diagnoses
definition 1: the act or process of finding out the nature of an illness or injury by examining its signs and symptoms.
Doctors learn the skill of diagnosis in medical school.
similar words:
analysis, examination, investigation, study
definition 2: the conclusion reached by this process.
The doctor's diagnosis was that I have broken ribs.
similar words:
conclusion
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The word diagnosis contains the following parts:
dia-, di-1 Greek prefix that means across, apart, through, throughout
gnos, gnosis, gnom, -gnomy Greek root that means know, knowledge
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synonyms:
cogn, cognit, gnor