diagnosis diagnosis  /ˌdaɪ əɡ ˈnoʊ səs/


  • (n) identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon


  1. A wrong diagnosis is different from a negligent one.
  2. But with my most recent diagnosis, I thought, I know how to respond to a bad diagnosis.
  3. But the prospect of earlier diagnosis may be only one implication of the pair's findings.


  1. Mike Fryar undergoes cancer treatment

    ASHEVILLE — Mike Fryar says his recent cancer diagnosis will not interfere with his ability to serve on the county Board of Commissioners.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

  2. Bryce Harper has no structural damage in knee; could resume activities in a week after re-evaluation

    The visit to Andrews reaffirmed the Nationals' original diagnosis of bursitis. Harper will be re-evaluated in a week and could return then.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Washington Post

  3. Andrews confirms original diagnosis of Harper's knee

    A visit to renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews Monday confirmed the original diagnosis of prepatellar bursitis in Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper's left knee.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball


  1. "Since Teddy's diagnosis last year we saw the courage with which he battled his illness," Obama said, delivering his statement from a notebook on the grounds of Blue Heron Farm near the small town of Chilmark.
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

  2. "A hormone imbalance ...... has been 'robbing' me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy," Jobs said in a public letter, adding, "Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis."
    on Jan 5, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: Motley Fool

  3. "I'm not comfortable getting into a public diagnosis of anything," Belichick said. "Look, we played a physical game against a very physical team. I'm sure at the end of the game a lot of guys were sore and had bumps and bruises. That's pretty...
    on Aug 29, 2009 By: Bill Belichick Source: Boston Herald

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