clinical

[klin-i-kuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to a clinic.
2.
concerned with or based on actual observation and treatment of disease in patients rather than experimentation or theory.
3.
extremely objective and realistic; dispassionately analytic; unemotionally critical: She regarded him with clinical detachment.
4.
pertaining to or used in a sickroom: a clinical bandage.
5.
Ecclesiastical.
a.
(of a sacrament) administered on a deathbed or sickbed.
b.
(of a convert or conversion) made on a deathbed or sickbed.

Origin:
1770–80; clinic + -al1

clinically, adverb
nonclinical, adjective
nonclinically, adverb
overclinical, adjective
overclinically, adverb
semiclinical, adjective
semiclinically, adverb
unclinical, adjective
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clinical (ˈklɪnɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a clinic
2.  of or relating to the bedside of a patient, the course of his disease, or the observation and treatment of patients directly: a clinical lecture; clinical medicine
3.  scientifically detached; strictly objective: a clinical attitude to life
4.  plain, simple, and usually unattractive: clinical furniture
 
'clinically
 
adv
 
'clinicalness
 
n

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clinical
1780, "pertaining to hospital patients or hospital care," from clinic + -al (2). Meaning "coldly dispassionate" (like a medical report) is recorded from 1928. Related: Clinically.
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clinical clin·i·cal (klĭn'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  1. Relating to the bedside treatment of a patient or to the course of the disease.

  2. Relating to the observed symptoms and course of a disease.

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Example sentences
There is so much clinically nuts about this, one doesn't know where to start.
The clinically insane have an inalienable right to marry.
Fortunately, these poorly differentiated, clinically virulent cancers are
  relatively uncommon.
Clinically, they are pretty much indistinguishable from each other.
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