Definitions for: Symptom


[n] anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
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Webster (1913) Definition: Symp"tom, n. [F. sympt[^o]me, Gr. ? anything that has
befallen one, a chance, causality, symptom, fr. ? to fall
together; sy`n with + ? to fall; akin to Skr. pat to fly, to
fall. See Syn-, and cf. Asymptote, Feather.]
1. (Med.) Any affection which accompanies disease; a
perceptible change in the body or its functions, which
indicates disease, or the kind or phases of disease; as,
the causes of disease often lie beyond our sight, but we
learn their nature by the symptoms exhibited.

Like the sick man, we are expiring with all sorts of
good symptoms. --Swift.

2. A sign or token; that which indicates the existence of
something else; as, corruption in elections is a symptom
of the decay of public virtue.

Syn: Mark; note; sign; token; indication.

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