1. [syn: diagnostic, symptomatic]
2. relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms;
- Example: "symptomatic relief"
- Example: "symptomatic treatment"
- Example: "a symptomatic classification of diseases"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Symptomatic \Symp`tom*at"ic\, Symptomatical \Symp`tom*at"ic*al\,
a. [Cf. F. symptomatique, Gr. ? causal.]
1. Of or pertaining to symptoms; happening in concurrence
with something; being a symptom; indicating the existence
of something else.
Symptomatic of a shallow understanding and an
unamiable temper. --Macaulay.
2. According to symptoms; as, a symptomatical classification
[1913 Webster] -- Symp`tom*at"ic*al*ly, adv.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characteristic or indicative of a disease; "a diagnostic
sign of yellow fever"; "a rash symptomatic of scarlet
fever"; "symptomatic of insanity"; "a rise in crime
symptomatic of social breakdown" [syn: diagnostic,
2: relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or
symptoms; "symptomatic relief"; "symptomatic treatment"; "a
symptomatic classification of diseases"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "symptomatic":
absolute, adducible, admissible, attestative, attestive, authentic,
based on, certain, circumstantial, conclusive, connotative,
convincing, cumulative, damning, decisive, demonstrative,
denominative, denotative, designative, determinative, diagnostic,
documentary, documented, emblematic, evidential, evidentiary,
ex parte, exhibitive, expressive, eye-witness, factual, figural,
figurative, final, firsthand, founded on, grounded on, hearsay,
identifying, ideographic, idiosyncratic, implicative, implicit,
incontrovertible, indicating, indicative, indicatory, indisputable,
individual, irrefutable, irresistible, material, meaningful,
metaphorical, naming, nuncupative, overwhelming, pathognomonic,
peculiar, presumptive, probative, reliable, representative,
semantic, semiotic, signalizing, significant, significative,
signifying, suggesting, suggestive, suggestive of, sure, symbolic,
symbolistic, symbological, symptomatologic, telling, typical,