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Definition of Symptom


  1. 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.
  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.
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Symptom Translations

symptom in Dutch is teken, symptoom, verschijnsel
symptom in German is Merkmal
symptom in Portuguese is sintoma