diagnostic di‧ag‧nos‧tic [ˌdaɪəgˈnɒstɪk ǁ -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 does:

• Their exclusive diagnostic software is designed to troubleshoot most hard drive issues.

diagnostic programs

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diagnostic UK US /ˌdaɪəgˈnɒstɪk/ adjective
IT, PRODUCTION used for discovering the characteristics or cause of a problem in a system or machine: »

Service and support on the website give users direct access to the same diagnostic tools used by the company's technicians.


diagnostic equipment

used for discovering the type or cause of an illness or other problem: »

John is an executive with a company that schedules and manages MRIs and other diagnostic tests.


diagnostic information/questions/criteria

diagnostic UK US /ˌdaɪəɡˈnɒstɪk/ noun
diagnostics — Cf. diagnostics

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • diagnostic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerned with diagnosis. 2) (of a symptom) distinctive, and so indicating the nature of an illness: infections which are diagnostic of Aids. ► NOUN 1) a distinctive symptom or characteristic. 2) (diagnostics) (treated as sing. or… …   English terms dictionary

  • Diagnostic — Di ag*nos tic, n. The mark or symptom by which one disease is known or distinguished from others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • diagnostic — index empirical, indicant, interrogative, symptom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • diagnostic — 1620s (adj. and noun), from Gk. diagnostikos able to distinguish, from diagnostos, verbal adj. from diagignoskein (see DIAGNOSIS (Cf. diagnosis)). Related: Diagnostics …   Etymology dictionary

  • diagnostic — [dī΄əg näs′tik] adj. [ML diagnosticus < Gr diagnōstikos] 1. of or constituting a diagnosis 2. of value for a diagnosis; specif., characteristic 3. Comput. of or having to do with the use of computer diagnostics n. 1. [usually pl., with sing. v …   English World dictionary

  • Diagnostic — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Diagnostic », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le diagnostic est le raisonnement menant à… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • diagnostic — I. adjective also diagnostical Date: 1625 1. a. of, relating to, or used in diagnosis < a diagnostic tool > b. using the methods of or yielding a diagnosis < diagnostic tests > 2. serving to distinguish or identify < a diagnostic fea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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