Pronunciation: (dī"ug-nō'sis),[key] —n., —pl.-sesPronunciation: (-sēz).[key] 1. Med. a. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition.
b. the decision reached from such an examination. Abbr.: Dx
2. Biol.scientific determination; a description that classifies a group or taxon precisely.
3. a determining or analysis of the cause or nature of a problem or situation.
4. an answer or solution to a problematic situation.