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
Examples from the Web for diagnosis
Diagnosis of CTE is often considered to be specialized and has to occur at a designated institution like Boston University.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I recall being taught during my medical education that a likely diagnosis was neurofibromatosis type 1.
Accompanying this diagnosis was a description of what her particular death would be like.
A trip to the doctor resulted in a diagnosis of Glioblastoma multiforme, an especially virulent cancer of the brain.
No, now I can safely give myself the diagnosis of SCT, which seems much tidier.
On these counts are we to hazard the diagnosis of facial trophoneurosis?Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
Something has been done of late years, however, to render its diagnosis more easy.Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it|Francis E. Anstie
Is there any difficulty in reaching a diagnosis in scleroderma?
For assurance, Dr. Elliot was sent for and added his diagnosis.The Clarion|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Until the diagnosis is thoroughly established, soothing applications, such as are employed in acute eczema, are to be advised.
British Dictionary definitions for diagnosis
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
Word Origin and History for diagnosis
1680s, medical Latin application of Greek diagnosis "a discerning, distinguishing," from stem of diagignoskein "discern, distinguish," literally "to know thoroughly," from dia- "apart" (see dia-) + gignoskein "to learn" (see gnostic).