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