Compulsive writing, or hypergraphia, is a well-known, if uncommon, symptom of temporal lobe epilepsy.
But the opposition of Mars and Neptune indicates that the symptom is the cause.
Dictators are merely misunderstood, and higher living standards are a symptom of pernicious influences like "westernization".
“Mistletoe infections can be a symptom of larger problems,” notes Shaw.
As has been well documented, the first symptom of an Ebola infection is a fever.
It seemed for a moment as if the contagion might break out in the audience, but the symptom passed.
Not a symptom of disobedience during the rest of the voyage.
Perhaps instead of being angry she ought to welcome it as a symptom of the re-creation she longed for.
And what is now the disease of which the lack of prayer is the symptom?
War is seen to be but a symptom, a horrible outbreak of malignant forces, which we have nurtured and harboured in times of peace.
1540s, earlier sinthoma (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin sinthoma "symptom of a disease," from Late Latin symptoma, from Greek symptoma (genitive symptomatos) "a happening, accident, disease," from stem of sympiptein "to befall," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + piptein "to fall," from PIE *pi-pt-, reduplicated form of root *pet- "to rush; to fly" (see petition (n.)). Spelling altered in English by influence of Middle French and Late Latin forms. Symptomatic in general sense of "indicative (of)" is from 1751.
symptom symp·tom (sĭm'təm, sĭmp'-)
An indication of disorder or disease, especially when experienced by an individual as a change from normal function, sensation, or appearance. Also called sign.
A subjective indication of a disorder or disease, such as pain, nausea or weakness. Symptoms may be accompanied by objective signs of disease such as abnormal laboratory test results or findings during a physical examination. Compare sign.