Definition of "clinic" []

  • A facility, often associated with a hospital or medical school, that is devoted to the diagnosis and care of outpatients. (noun)
  • A medical establishment run by several specialists working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities. (noun)
  • A group session offering counsel or instruction in a particular field or activity: a vocational clinic; a tennis clinic. (noun)
  • A seminar or meeting of physicians and medical students in which medical instruction is conducted in the presence of the patient, as at the bedside. (noun)
  • A place where such instruction occurs. (noun)
  • A place in which outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, often connected to a hospital (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A similar place staffed by physicians or surgeons specializing in one or more specific areas (noun)
  • A private hospital or nursing home (noun)
  • The teaching of medicine to students at the bedside (noun)
  • A place in which medical lectures are given (noun)
  • A clinical lecture (noun)
  • A group or centre that offers advice or instruction (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "clinic" in a sentence
  • "The term clinic is a bit misleading, it appeared to be the guardhouse where the rubbish used to be kept that had been cleared out into two usable rooms, one of which was a shower."
  • "So for us, the clinic is the way to go - no effort to keep medicine on hand and self medicate (which we don't know how to do anyway). ignacio"
  • "We are taking the attitude that this clinic is a tourist trap and will turn the page and move on ... if we can solve the pain."