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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)

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.

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."