Meaning of “vital signs” in the English Dictionary

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"vital signs" in British English

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vital signsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈvaɪ.təl ˌsaɪnz/ us /ˈvaɪ.t̬əl ˌsaɪnz/ specialized

signs that show the condition of someone's health, such as body temperature, rate of breathing, and heartbeat:

The babies in this unit have various devices attached to them that monitor the vital signs.

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

"vital signs" in American English

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vital signsplural noun

/ˈvɑɪ·t̬əl ˈsɑɪnz/

medical your body temperature and the rate at which you are breathing and your heart is beating

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