diagnostic


diagnostic
diagnostic [dī΄əg näs′tik]
adj.
[ML diagnosticus < Gr diagnōstikos]
1. of or constituting a diagnosis
2. of value for a diagnosis; specif., characteristic
3. Comput. of or having to do with the use of computer diagnostics
n.
1. [usually pl., with sing. v.] the art, science, or method of diagnosis, esp. medical diagnosis
2. a distinguishing sign or symptom; characteristic
3. Comput. a routine for testing a piece of hardware or for locating an error in a program
diagnostically
adv.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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