clinical - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [only before noun] involving working with people who are ill, 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
    mainly journalism very skilful and effective

    They played some excellent football and their passing was clinical.

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