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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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diagnosticdi‧ag‧nos‧tic /ˌdaɪəɡˈnɒstɪk◂ $ -ˈnɑː-/ ●○○ adjective  MHrelating to or used for discovering what is wrong with someone or somethingdiagnostic tests/tools Doctors depend on accurate diagnostic tools.
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diagnosticTheir location in the trachea and bronchi and their size are diagnostic.Included in the collection are diagnostic and testing materials, professional materials, and instructional materials to be used directly with learners.The famous Wassermann diagnostic blood test for syphilis has been used for forty years.Analysis of variance and the Newman-Keuls procedure were applied to measure the statistical significance of means from different diagnostic categories.Fault-response based systems are usually advocated when lots of reliable diagnostic information is available.After their diagnostic procedure the colonoscope was positioned at site of infusion and a second blood sample collected.C.. Ensure timely development, appropriate use, and availability of diagnostic tests and reagents.diagnostic testsBackers claim the pictures offer doctors a unique early-stage diagnostic window on blocked arteries and other coronary problems.diagnostic tests/toolsRemember that the hospital is in the business of selling services, and these include diagnostic tests.His promotional leaflets referred to his routine practice of obtaining x ray films, running diagnostic tests, and prescribing treatment.Let us assume one doctor has 100 patients for whom his diagnostic tests and treatment cost $ 2,000.There are other diagnostic tests for hyponymy which are either discriminatory but insufficiently general, or general but insufficiently discriminatory.In addition, the computer would run reading and diagnostic tests, offer remedial programmes and keep complete records of child attainment.
From Longman Business Dictionarydiagnosticdi‧ag‧nos‧tic /ˌdaɪəgˈnɒstɪk-ˈnɑːs-/ adjective [only before a noun] COMPUTING diagnostic software tests how effectively a computer or computer system is operating, looks for problems with the computer’s processes, and shows you the results of the tests and checks it doesTheir exclusive diagnostic software is designed to troubleshoot most hard drive issues.diagnostic programs
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