clinical Definition

  • 1relating to the examination and treatment of patients and their illnesses or injuries
  • 2efficient and unemotional; coldly detached
  • 3based on practical experience rather than theory

Using clinical: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "clinical" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The clinical trials for the new drug are still ongoing.

  • Example

    She has a lot of clinical experience in treating patients with similar conditions.

  • Example

    His clinical approach to problem-solving is highly effective.

clinical Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for clinical

Phrases with clinical

  • a mental health disorder characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities


    He was diagnosed with clinical depression and started therapy.

  • a branch of psychology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and behavioral disorders


    She decided to pursue a career in clinical psychology to help people with mental health issues.

  • a research study that tests the safety and effectiveness of new medical treatments or procedures on human subjects


    The clinical trial for the new cancer drug showed promising results.

Origins of clinical

from Greek 'klinikos', meaning 'of a bed'


Summary: clinical in Brief

The term 'clinical' [ˈklɪnɪkəl] refers to things related to the examination and treatment of patients and their illnesses or injuries. It can also describe an efficient and unemotional approach or something based on practical experience. Examples include 'clinical trials,' 'clinical psychology,' and 'clinical depression.'

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