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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek σύμπτωμα (súmptōma, a happening, accident, symptom of disease), from stem of συμπίπτω (sumpíptō, Ι befall), from συν- (sun-, together) + πίπτω (píptō, I fall).

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symptom (plural symptoms)

  1. (medicine) A perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a person that indicates a disease or disorder, such as fever, headache or rash.
  2. (figuratively) A signal; anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else, especially of something undesirable.
    • 2009, Charles Zastrow, Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
      Some people see birth outside of marriage as a social problem—a sign of a breakdown in the traditional family and a symptom of moral decay.

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  • Treatment of symptoms versus treatment of cause

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Via German Symptom[1] from Ancient Greek σύμπτωμα (súmptōma, a happening, accident, symptom of disease), from stem of συμπίπτω (sumpíptō, Ι befall), from συν- (sun-, together) + πίπτω (píptō, I fall).

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symptom m

  1. symptom

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  1. ^ symptom in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, electronic version, Leda, 2007

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symptom n (singular definite symptomet, plural indefinite symptomer)

  1. symptom

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Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

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symptom n (definite singular symptomet, indefinite plural symptom or symptomer, definite plural symptoma or symptomene)

  1. symptom

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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

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symptom n (definite singular symptomet, indefinite plural symptom, definite plural symptoma)

  1. symptom

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symptom m inan

  1. symptom

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