Meaning of “clinic” in the English Dictionary

"clinic" in British English

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clinicnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈklɪn.ɪk/ us /ˈklɪn.ɪk/

B1 a building, often part of a hospital, to which people can go for medical care or advice relating to a particular condition:

Bring your baby to the clinic and we'll take a look at her.
Antenatal clinics provide care for pregnant women.

More examples

  • The clinic provides a free supply of contraceptives on request.
  • He went to a clinic in Arizona to dry out.
  • The Health clinic is relying on volunteers to run the office and answer the phones.
  • It's a walk-in dental clinic - the sign outside said 'Walk-in patients welcome'.
  • There's a well woman clinic at the health centre on Wednesday afternoons.

Idiom(s)

(Definition of “clinic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clinic" in American English

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clinicnoun [ C ]

us /ˈklɪn·ɪk/

clinic noun [ C ] (BUILDING)

a building or part of a hospital where people go for medical care or advice:

Prenatal clinics provide care for pregnant women.

clinic noun [ C ] (INSTRUCTION)

(Definition of “clinic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)