- a message output by a computer diagnosing an error in a computer program, computer system, or component device.
- a program or subroutine that produces such messages.
Origin of diagnostic
Examples from the Web for diagnostic
Obama did authorize sending kits for a diagnostic Ebola test called the EZ1 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay.Why the White Americans Got the ‘Secret’ Ebola Serum|Michael Daly|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Affluenza is not found in our diagnostic categories of mental illness and it is not even a construct that makes sense.
So then what will the diagnostic process look like in 20 or 30 years?America’s Depression Diagnoses Epidemic and How to Fix It|Jesse Singal|March 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 2009, WPI licensed its diagnostic test for chronic fatigue to a clinic next door, VIP Dx.How Research into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Turned into an Ugly Fight|Casey Schwartz|July 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It now provides facilities for maternal and infant care, along with diagnostic laboratories and an emergency blood bank.
The successes of the Swinburnes are as valuable for diagnostic purposes as the semi-failures of the Brownings.Language|Edward Sapir
A diagnostic which was wanting for the confirmation of his disease.Monsieur de Pourceaugnac|Molire
As a rule, however, persistent glycosuria is diagnostic of diabetes mellitus, of which disease it is the essential symptom.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
There are, it seems, certain instruments and devices used in the performance of these diagnostic feats.
The nearly equal interorbital breadth and width of the upper eyelid also is diagnostic of this species.A Review of the Middle American Tree Frogs of the Genus Ptychohyla|William E. Duellman
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Word Origin and History for diagnostic
1620s (adjective and noun), from Greek diagnostikos "able to distinguish," from diagnostos, verbal adjective from diagignoskein (see diagnosis). Related: Diagnostics.