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Meaning of clinic by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɪnɪk


    From French clinique < Late Latin clinicus ( “a bed-ridden person, one baptized on a sick-bed, a physician” ) < Ancient Greek κλινικός ( klinikos, “pertaining to a bed” ) < κλίνη ( klinē, “bed” ) < κλίνειν ( klinein, “to lean, incline” ) .


    clinic ( plural: clinics )

    1. A medical facility, such as a hospital, especially one for the treatment and diagnosis of outpatients .
    2. A group practice of several physicians .
    3. A meeting for the diagnosis of problems, or training, on a particular subject .
    4. A temporary office arranged on a regular basis to allow politicians to meet their constituents .
    5. A series of workouts used to build wrestling skills of practitioners regardless of team affiliation .

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    External links

    • clinic in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • clinic in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • clinic at OneLook Dictionary Search


    By Wiktionary ( 2007/07/27 05:48 UTC Version )

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Explanation of clinic by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a healthcare facility for outpatient care

    2. meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity

    3. a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists

    Definition of clinic by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Clinic n. [See Clinical.]
      1. One confined to the bed by sickness.

      2. ( Eccl. ) One who receives baptism on a sick bed. [Obs.] Hook.

      3. ( Med. ) a medical facility, often connected with a school or hospital, which treats primarily outpatients.

      4. ( Med. ) A school, or a session of a school or class, in which medicine or surgery is taught by the examination and treatment of patients in the presence of the pupils.

      5. a lesson or series of lessons taught to persons not expert in some activity, in which the errors of the students are pointed out, and remedial actions are suggested.

      6. ( sports ) a performance so excellent as to be considered a model for emulation. [fig.]

    2. Clinical ( klĭnĭkal ), Clinic ( klĭnĭk ) , a. [Gr. κλινικός, fr. κλίνη bed, fr. κλίνειν to lean, recline: cf. F. clinique. See Lean, v. i.]
      1. Of or pertaining to a bed, especially, a sick bed.

      2. Of or pertaining to a clinic, or to the study of disease in the living subject.

      Clinical baptism, baptism administered to a person on a sick bed. -- Clinical instruction, instruction by means of clinics. -- Clinical lecture ( Med. ), a discourse upon medical topics illustrated by the exhibition and examination of living patients. -- Clinical medicine, Clinical surgery, that part of medicine or surgery which is occupied with the investigation of disease in the living subject.