- 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.
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There are too few medical specialists to diagnose early Alzheimer’s, too few of the necessary diagnostic scanners, and too few infusion centers to deliver treatment.Over a third of executives still have no timeline for reopening their offices|Alan Murray|September 4, 2020|Fortune
Not everyone who has the virus can access swab-based diagnostic tests, and once they do, their results are often massively delayed by scheduling bottlenecks or short-stocked supplies.Cities are using poop to look for early Covid-19 outbreaks|Katherine Ellen Foley|September 3, 2020|Quartz
The doctor built his career on the study of coronaviruses, developing the first diagnostic test for SARS back in 2003.Five days is long enough for a coronavirus quarantine, says Germany’s top virologist|David Meyer|September 2, 2020|Fortune
The 22-year-old, whose take-home pay was about $400 per week, was served at home on June 11 while awaiting a second negative diagnostic test so he could return to work.The Loan Company That Sued Thousands of Low-Income Latinos During the Pandemic|by Kiah Collier, Ren Larson and Perla Trevizo|August 31, 2020|ProPublica
In general, LAMP-based diagnostic tests aren’t quite as sensitive as ones based on PCR, Tanner says, but could be used to test more people, given their simpler requirements.New coronavirus tests promise to be faster, cheaper and easier|Jack J. Lee|August 31, 2020|Science News
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