noun (used with a singular verb) Medicine/Medical.
Definition for diagnostics (2 of 2)
- 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 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 (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for diagnostics (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for diagnostics
1620s (adjective and noun), from Greek diagnostikos "able to distinguish," from diagnostos, verbal adjective from diagignoskein (see diagnosis). Related: Diagnostics.