Pronunciation: (klin'ik), [key]
1. a place, as in connection with a medical school or a hospital, for the treatment of nonresident patients, sometimes at low cost or without charge.
2. a group of physicians, dentists, or the like, working in cooperation and sharing the same facilities.
3. a class or group convening for instruction or remedial work or for the diagnosis and treatment of specific problems: a reading clinic; a speech clinic; a summer baseball clinic for promising young players.
4. the instruction of medical students by examining or treating patients in their presence or by their examining or treating patients under supervision.
5. a class of students assembled for such instruction.
6. Sports Slang.a performance so thoroughly superior by a team or player as to be a virtual model or demonstration of excellence; rout or mismatch.
of a clinic; clinical.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.