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Definition of clinic noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a building or part of a hospital where people can go for medical treatment or advice the local family planning clinic
  2. 2a building shared by a group of doctors who work together
  3. 3a period of time during which doctors give special medical treatment or advice The prenatal clinic is on Wednesdays. Doctors held a special clinic to talk to worried parents after a child at the school died of meningitis.
  4. 4a private hospital or one that treats health problems of a particular kind He is being treated at a New York clinic. a rehabilitation clinic for alcoholics
  5. 5an occasion in a hospital when medical students learn by watching a specialist examine and treat patients
  6. 6an occasion at which a professional person, especially an athlete or coach, gives advice and training a serving clinic for young tennis players
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