verb (used with object), di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing.
verb (used without object), di·ag·nosed, di·ag·nos·ing.
Origin of diagnose
noun, plural di·ag·no·ses [dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/.
- the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
- the decision reached from such an examination. Abbreviation: Dx
Origin of diagnosis
Related Words for diagnosesinterpretation, investigation, examination, analysis, conclusion, opinion, summary, pronouncement, scrutiny
Examples from the Web for diagnoses
Contemporary Examples of diagnoses
“Their wounds were not inconsistent with it, so we pursued the diagnoses,” LeVecchio recently old The Daily Beast.Behind the Krokodil Panic
November 7, 2013
The 200 or so diagnoses in the DSM, on the other hand, explain little and predict less.Who’s Safe With a Gun? Don’t Ask a Shrink
May 12, 2013
They support about 7,700 sick children and their families, from the time of their diagnoses.Kate's Rapidly Expanding Belly Takes Center Stage On Kid's Hospice Visit
April 29, 2013
Some of the diagnoses are real and important; others are figments, really.
So how does the DSM miss the boat when it comes to diagnoses?
Historical Examples of diagnoses
The only things I do on outcalls are diagnoses, vaccinations, and emergencies.The Lani People
J. F. Bone
If the first and second and third were wrong in their diagnoses, why not the fourth?The Carter Girls
I will give two or three of Phinuit's diagnoses as examples.
She diagnoses her cases like a physician, and she wastes no time on incurables.What eight million women want
Rheta Childe Dorr
His diagnoses were confirmed by Bernadotte, and more than confirmed in after years.The Tragedy of St. Helena
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
- the identification of diseases by the examination of symptoms and signs and by other investigations
- an opinion or conclusion so reached
- thorough analysis of facts or problems in order to gain understanding and aid future planning
- an opinion or conclusion reached through such analysis
Word Origin for diagnosis
plural of diagnosis.
1861, back-formation from diagnosis. Related: Diagnosed; diagnosing.