noun (plural diagnoses /-siːz/)[mass noun]
- 1The identification of the nature of an illness or other problem by examination of the symptoms: early diagnosis and treatment are essential [count noun]: a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease was madeMore example sentences
- Many researchers have reported discrepancies between MRI diagnoses and diagnoses made during arthroscopic examination.
- The technique could eventually provide the basis for computerized medical diagnoses performed in the physician's office, they add.
- There an assessment nurse diagnosed an acute attack of rheumatoid arthritis and confirmed the diagnoses with blood tests for rheumatoid factor and ESR levels.
- 2The distinctive characterization in precise terms of a genus, species, or phenomenon.More example sentences
- What does that mean in terms of a philosophical diagnosis of a damaged ethical life?
late 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from diagignōskein 'distinguish, discern', from dia 'apart' + gignōskein 'recognize, know'.