diagnostics

[ dahy-uhg-nos-tiks ]
/ ˈdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)Medicine/Medical.

the discipline or practice of diagnosis.

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Origin of diagnostics

First recorded in 1660–70; see origin at diagnostic, -ics
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Example sentences from the Web for diagnostics

  • The cruel and unnecessary methods employed by those untrained for diagnostics, cannot be too vigorously condemned.

    Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
  • I booted it up and set my fingers on the keyboard, thinking that I would run some diagnostics and see what was what.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
  • I wish he'd confine his diagnostics to the Mechanical Division where it belongs!

    We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse

British Dictionary definitions for diagnostics

diagnostics
/ (ˌdaɪəɡˈnɒstɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the art or practice of diagnosis, esp of diseases
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