As has been well documented, the first symptom of an Ebola infection is a fever.
Compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.
But the opposition of Mars and Neptune indicates that the symptom is the cause.
Dictators are merely misunderstood, and higher living standards are a symptom of pernicious influences like "westernization".
But the controversy about NBC rejecting this ad is just a symptom of a much deeper problem.
It seemed for a moment as if the contagion might break out in the audience, but the symptom passed.
But prudence instantly counselled me not to let any symptom of anxiety escape me.
Perhaps instead of being angry she ought to welcome it as a symptom of the re-creation she longed for.
One symptom of awkwardness was, that he addressed Toussaint by no sort of title.
War is seen to be but a symptom, a horrible outbreak of malignant forces, which we have nurtured and harboured in times of peace.
1540s, earlier sinthoma (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin sinthoma "symptom of a disease," from Late Latin symptoma, from Greek symptoma (genitive symptomatos) "a happening, accident, disease," from stem of sympiptein "to befall," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + piptein "to fall," from PIE *pi-pt-, reduplicated form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)). Spelling altered in English by influence of Middle French and Late Latin forms. Symptomatic in general sense of "indicative (of)" is from 1751.
symptom symp·tom (sĭm'təm, sĭmp'-)
An indication of disorder or disease, especially when experienced by an individual as a change from normal function, sensation, or appearance. Also called sign.
A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination. Compare sign.