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diagnosisnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌdaɪ.əɡˈnəʊ.sɪs/  us   /-ˈnoʊ-/ (plural diagnoses )
C2 a ​judgment about what a ​particularillness or ​problem is, made after ​examining it: "What was the diagnosis?" "Arthritis in both ​joints." The ​doctor has made an ​initial diagnosis. Diagnosis of the ​disease is ​difficult in the early ​stages.

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

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diagnosisnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˌdɑɪ·ɪɡˈnoʊ·sɪs/ (plural diagnoses  /ˌdɑɪ·ɪɡˈnoʊˌsiz/ )
the making of a ​judgment about the ​exactcharacter of a ​disease or other ​problem, esp. after an ​examination, or such a ​judgment: [U] Respiratory ​therapyinvolves the diagnosis and ​treatment of ​breathingdisorders.
diagnostic
adjective  us   /ˌdɑɪ·ɪɡˈnɑs·tɪk/
The ​hospital is doing some diagnostic ​tests to ​see if they can ​figure out why she’s ​running a ​fever.
(Definition of diagnosis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diagnosis”
in Arabic تَشخيص…
in Korean 진단…
in Portuguese diagnóstico…
in Catalan diagnòstic…
in Japanese 診断…
in Chinese (Simplified) 诊断…
in Turkish teşhis, tanı…
in Russian диагноз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 診斷…
in Italian diagnosi…
in Polish diagnoza…
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