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clin·i·cal  audio  (kln-kl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Of, relating to, or connected with a clinic.
  2. Involving or based on direct observation of the patient: a clinical diagnosis.
  3. Very objective and devoid of emotion; analytical: "He spoke in the clipped, clinical monotones typical of police testimony in court" (Connie Paige).
  4. Suggestive of a medical clinic; austere and antiseptic: a clinical style of decor.


OTHER FORMS:
clini·cal·ly(Adverb)


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