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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diagnosis  \Di`ag*no"sis\,  n.;  pl  {Diagnoses}.  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ?, 
  fr  ?  to  distinguish;  dia`  through  asunder  +  ?  to  know  See 
  {Know}.] 
  1.  (Med.)  The  art  or  act  of  recognizing  the  presence  of 
  disease  from  its  signs  or  symptoms,  and  deciding  as  to  its 
  character;  also  the  decision  arrived  at 
 
  2.  Scientific  determination  of  any  kind  the  concise 
  description  of  characterization  of  a  species. 
 
  3.  Critical  perception  or  scrutiny;  judgment  based  on  such 
  scrutiny;  esp.,  perception  of  or  judgment  concerning, 
  motives  and  character. 
 
  The  quick  eye  for  effects,  the  clear  diagnosis  of 
  men's  minds,  and  the  love  of  epigram.  --Compton 
  Reade. 
 
  My  diagnosis  of  his  character  proved  correct.  --J. 
  Payn. 
 
  {Differential  diagnosis}  (Med.),  the  determination  of  the 
  distinguishing  characteristics  as  between  two  similar 
  diseases  or  conditions. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diagnosis 
  n  :  identifying  the  nature  or  cause  of  some  phenomenon  [syn:  {diagnosing}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DIAGNOSIS,  n.  A  physician's  forecast  of  the  disease  by  the  patient's 
  pulse  and  purse. 
 
 




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