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[self-dahy-uh g-noh-sis] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural self-diagnoses
[self-dahy-uh g-noh-seez] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
the diagnosis of one's own malady or illness.
the capability of an electronic system to detect and analyze an error or malfunction within itself.
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self-diagnosing, adjective
[self-dahy-uh g-nos-tik] /ˈsɛlfˌdaɪ əgˈnɒs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • But the objective of this book is to improve the general reliability of a person's self-diagnosis and self-understanding.

  • Mention has already been made, in speaking of Lenau's pathological traits, of his confirmed habit of self-diagnosis.

self-diagnosis in Medicine

self-diagnosis n.
Diagnosis of one's own illness or disease without professional medical consultation.

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