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Diagnosing   /dˌaɪəgnˈoʊsɪŋ/   Listen

Identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon.  Synonym: diagnosis.

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"Diagnosing" Quotes from Famous Books

... was a doctor with the expedition, and on his interviewing him, the latter said he would see me, provided I paid the fee to the resident doctor. This professional etiquette was agreed to. The doctor took great pains in diagnosing my case, which he called something between a gastric and jungle fever, and prescribed five grains of calomel every night. This I found later to have loosened my teeth, and 15 grains of quinine ...
— Reminiscences of Queensland - 1862-1869 • William Henry Corfield

... an iguana eighteen feet long, I'm ready to believe anything. A protracted and an enforced spell of sobriety is the only thing that keeps me from diagnosing my own case as delirium tremens. There's one thing sure. Birds as big as these, and iguanas as huge as the three we've seen,—to say nothing of the enormous flying fish Morris Shine claims to have seen,—take me back to ...
— West Wind Drift • George Barr McCutcheon

... altered, if necessary; but something, I know not what, tells me that that is his name, and that it is probably followed by Harris. I may be mistaken, but George Harris, as I feel I know him, is a simple, muscular young man, addicted to tennis and his bicycle, fairly good at diagnosing whooping cough or a broken leg. He likes his pipe and reads the Referee on Sunday mornings. Mary, however, will change all that. She will furnish in fumed oak, art flower-pots, and the poems of ELLA WHEELER WILCOX, and so will lead him gradually to higher and better things. ...
— Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 9, 1914 • Various

... service of the minimum wage law is that of diagnosing the evil of low wages rather than in remedying it. The minimum wage law brings to light the industrial incapacity of particular individuals to earn a living wage. The direct remedy is to abolish the incapable workers or their incapacity ...
— Modern Economic Problems - Economics Vol. II • Frank Albert Fetter

... relief in this long-distance diagnosing of a "case" by a boy, and yet the tragic fact beneath it all was that Wetherford was dying, a broken and dishonored husband and father, and that his identity must be concealed from his wife and daughter, who were much more deeply concerned over the ...
— Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger - A Romance of the Mountain West • Hamlin Garland

Words linked to "Diagnosing" :   medical diagnosis, designation, identification, uranalysis, urinalysis, diagnose, blood typing

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