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Definitions of symptom:

part of speech: noun

Any morbid phenomenon or departure from the normal in function, appearance, or sensation, experienced by the patient and indicative of disease. For the various symptoms and varieties of symptoms, see below and also under phenomenon, reflex, sign, and syndrome.

part of speech: noun

See Phenomenon.

Usage examples for symptom:

  • Yes, said Father Payne, in a sense that is true, that these little literary hucksters and pedlars don't do any very great harm- I don't mean that they cause much mischief: but they are the symptom of a grave disease. "Father Payne", Arthur Christopher Benson
  • " Here is a symptom that the rover means soon to quit the coast. "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper
  • It is a very threatening symptom that no genuine harmony- nay, no sympathy- exists between the best, the purest, the most intelligent, the most energetic members of both the Houses of Congress and the President, including the leading spirit of his Cabinet. "Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862", Adam Gurowski

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