Part of speech:

The determination of the nature of a disease.

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Usage examples "diagnosis":

  1. It is especially full in diagnosis and contained many valuable hints for treatment. - "Education: How Old The New", James J. Walsh.
  2. He watched her probe the wound, saw her eyes narrow, knew that she had made her diagnosis. - "The Bells of San Juan", Jackson Gregory.
  3. He betrayed his own perplexity in arriving at a true " diagnosis" of the patient's case, by bringing with him, at his second visit, a brother- physician, whom he introduced as Doctor Dormann, and with whom he asked leave to consult at the bedside. - "Jezebel's Daughter", Wilkie Collins.