diagnosis noun

ADJ. accurate, correct, right | incorrect, wrong | definite, definitive, firm, positive | provisional, tentative Without the results of the blood test, the doctor could only make a tentative diagnosis. | early Early diagnosis is critical for successful treatment. | initial | final | clinical, medical, psychiatric clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia | AIDS, cancer, etc. | fault

VERB + DIAGNOSIS establish, give, make, reach The doctor cannot give a diagnosis without knowing the full medical history. | confirm Further tests have confirmed the diagnosis.

PREP. after ~, before ~ Patients may suffer from some of the symptoms years before diagnosis. | ~ of the diagnosis of the disease a diagnosis of cancer

PHRASES a method of diagnosis They are using new methods of diagnosis.