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
Related formspre·di·ag·no·sis, noun, plural pre·di·ag·no·ses.
Can be confuseddiagnosis prognosis
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