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Meaning of “symptom” in the English Dictionary

"symptom" in British English

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symptomnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsɪmp.təm/
B2 any ​feeling of ​illness or ​physical or ​mentalchange that is ​caused by a ​particulardisease: He's ​complaining of all the ​usualflu symptoms - a high ​temperature, ​headache, and so on. He's been ​HIV-positive for six ​years, but just ​recently he's ​started to develop the symptoms of ​AIDS.C2 any ​singleproblem that is ​caused by and ​shows a more ​serious and ​generalproblem: It's her ​feeling that the ​recentoutbreaks of ​violence are a symptom of the ​dissatisfaction that is ​currentlyaffectingoursociety.

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

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symptomnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪmp·təm/
any ​feeling of ​illness or ​physical or ​mentalchange that is caused by a ​disease: Muscle ​aches and ​fever are symptoms of the ​flu. A symptom is also a ​situation or ​problem that ​seems to ​represent a more ​serious and ​generalproblem: This ​endlessdebate is a symptom of ​ourlack of ​confidence.
(Definition of symptom from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “symptom”
in Korean 증상…
in Arabic عَرَض…
in Malaysian tanda…
in French symptôme…
in Russian симптом, проявление…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病的)癥狀, 徵兆,徵候…
in Italian sintomo…
in Turkish hastalık belirtisi, işaret, semptom…
in Polish objaw, symptom, przejaw…
in Spanish síntoma…
in Vietnamese triệu chứng, dấu hiệu tồn tại của cái gì…
in Portuguese sintoma…
in Thai อาการ…
in German das Symptom…
in Catalan símptoma…
in Japanese 症状, 病状…
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病的)症状, 征兆,征候…
in Indonesian gejala…
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