diagnose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from diagnosis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /daɪəɡˈnoʊs/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /daɪəɡˈnəʊz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊs

Verb[edit]

diagnose (third-person singular simple present diagnoses, present participle diagnosing, simple past and past participle diagnosed)

  1. (transitive, medicine) To determine which disease is causing a sick person's signs and symptoms; to find the diagnosis.
  2. (by extension) To determine the cause of a problem.
    • 1962 October, M. J. Wilson, “Three years of dieselisation at Devons Road depot”, in Modern Railways, pages 262, 264:
      But in the early days of the scheme the new machines created some problems for the fitters, who found them over-complex and their faults hard to diagnose after many years' experience of small, simple steam locomotives.
    • 2002, John J. Schiavone, Training for On-board Bus Electronics, page 19:
      Mechanics use this extremely portable tool to diagnose engine faults, clear fault codes, and export data.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Some argue that to "diagnose [someone] with a disease" is an incorrect usage because the verb takes the physician as subject and a disease as object.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

diagnose c (singular definite diagnosen, plural indefinite diagnoser)

  1. diagnosis

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French diagnose. Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌdi.ɑxˈnoː.zə/, /ˌdi.aːˈɣnoː.zə/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: di‧ag‧no‧se
  • Rhymes: -oːzə

Noun[edit]

diagnose f (plural diagnoses or diagnosen, diminutive diagnosetje n)

  1. diagnosis

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  • Indonesian: diagnosa, diagnose

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

diagnose f (plural diagnoses)

  1. diagnosis

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch diagnose, from French diagnose. Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). Doublet of diagnosa and diagnosis.

Noun[edit]

diagnose (first-person possessive diagnoseku, second-person possessive diagnosemu, third-person possessive diagnosenya)

  1. Superseded spelling of diagnosis.

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

diagnose (plural diagnoses)

  1. diagnosis

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

diagnose m (definite singular diagnosen, indefinite plural diagnoser, definite plural diagnosene)

  1. diagnosis

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin diagnōsis, from Ancient Greek διάγνωσις (diágnōsis). This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

diagnose m (definite singular diagnosen, indefinite plural diagnosar, definite plural diagnosane)

  1. diagnosis

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