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adjective clinical pronunciation in American English /ˈklɪnɪk(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    [only before noun] involving working with people who are sick, rather than in a laboratory
    clinical practice:

    Undergraduate training is divided between study and clinical practice.

    1. a.
      relating to an illness
      clinical signs/symptoms:

      They may be unaware that they have any clinical symptoms.

  2. 3
    done in a perfect way or exactly according to the rules, but not in a way that is original or interesting

    The Yankees’ win was clinical rather than spectacular.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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