Significado de “symptom” - en el Diccionario Inglés

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symptom en inglés británico

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symptomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɪmp.təm/ us /ˈsɪmp.təm/

B2 any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease:

He's complaining of all the usual flu 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 single problem that is caused by and shows a more serious and general problem:

It's her feeling that the recent outbreaks of violence are a symptom of the dissatisfaction that is currently affecting our society.

Más ejemplos

  • He had all the classic symptoms of the disease.
  • If the symptoms get worse, consult your doctor.
  • Tiredness, loss of appetite and sleeping problems are all classic symptoms of depression.
  • They claim it is a symptom of a deeper and more general malaise in society.
  • The first symptom of the disease is a very high temperature.

(Definición de symptom del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

symptom en inglés americano

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symptomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɪmp·təm/

any feeling of illness or physical or mental change 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 general problem:

This endless debate is a symptom of our lack of confidence.

(Definición de symptom del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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