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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klin-ik]
    • /ˈklɪn ɪk/
    • /ˈklɪn.ɪk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klin-ik]
    • /ˈklɪn ɪk/

Definitions of clinic word

  • countable noun clinic A clinic is a building where people go to receive medical advice or treatment. 3
  • noun clinic a place in which outpatients are given medical treatment or advice, often connected to a hospital 3
  • noun clinic a similar place staffed by physicians or surgeons specializing in one or more specific areas 3
  • noun clinic a private hospital or nursing home 3
  • noun clinic the teaching of medicine to students at the bedside 3
  • noun clinic a place in which medical lectures are given 3

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Origin of clinic

First appearance:

before 1620
One of the 42% oldest English words
1620-30; 1885-90 for def 1; < Latin clīnicus < Greek klīnikós pertaining to a (sick) bed, equivalent to klī́n(ē) bed + -ikos -ic

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Parts of speech for Clinic


clinic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

clinic usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clinic

noun clinic

  • hospital — an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.
  • infirmary — a place for the care of the infirm, sick, or injured; hospital or facility serving as a hospital: a school infirmary.
  • sick bay — a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
  • dispensary — a place where something is dispensed, especially medicines.
  • health center — medical clinic

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