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adjective clinical pronunciation in American English /ˈklɪnɪk(ə)l/
  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. 2
    not showing any excitement or emotion
    He told us the story in a cold and clinical manner.
  3. 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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