Meaning of DIAGNOSTIC in English

DIAGNOSTIC

— diagnostically , adv.

/duy'euhg nos"tik/ , adj.

1. of, pertaining to, or used in diagnosis.

2. serving to identify or characterize; being a precise indication.

n.

3. diagnosis (def. 1).

4. a symptom or characteristic of value in diagnosis.

5. Med. a device or substance used for the analysis or detection of diseases or other medical conditions.

6. Computers.

a. a message output by a computer diagnosing an error in a computer program, computer system, or component device.

b. a program or subroutine that produces such messages.

[ 1615-25; diagnostikós, equiv. to diagnost ( ós ) distinguished (akin to diágnosis; see DIAGNOSIS) + -ikos -IC ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .