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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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