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The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.
Rene Dubos

Meaning of "pathological" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PATHOLOGICAL

pathological  [ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PATHOLOGICAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Pathological is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES PATHOLOGICAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

pathological

Pathology

Pathology (from the Ancient Greek roots of pathos (πάθος), meaning "experience" or "suffering", and -logia (-λογία), "an account of") is a significant component of the causal study of disease and a major field in modern medical practice and diagnosis. The term pathology itself may be used broadly to refer to the study of disease in general, incorporating a wide range of bioscience research fields and medical practices, or more narrowly to describe work within the contemporary medical field of "general pathology," which includes a number of distinct but inter-related medical specialties which diagnose disease mostly through the analysis of tissue, cell, and body fluid samples. Used as a common noun, "a pathology" (plural - "pathologies" or "pathoses") can also refer to the predicted or actual progression of particular diseases (as in the statement "the many different forms of cancer have diverse pathologies") and the prefix "path-" is sometimes used to indicate a state of disease in cases of both physical ailment (as in cardiomyopathy) and psychological conditions (such as psychopathy). A physician practicing pathology is called a pathologist.

Definition of pathological in the English dictionary

The first definition of pathological in the dictionary is of or relating to pathology. Other definition of pathological is relating to, involving, or caused by disease. Pathological is also compulsively motivated.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PATHOLOGICAL


archaeological
ˌɑːkɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
biological
ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
chronological
ˌkrɒnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
ecological
ˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
genealogical
ˌdʒiːnɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
geological
ˌdʒiːəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
histological
ˌhɪstəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
hydrological
ˌhaɪdrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
ideological
ˌaɪdɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
logical
ˈlɒdʒɪkəl
meteorological
ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
methodological
ˌmeθədəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
morphological
ˌmɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
neurological
ˌnjʊərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
pharmacological
ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
physiological
ˌfɪzɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
psychological
ˌsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
sociological
ˌsəʊsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
technological
ˌtɛknəˈlɒdʒɪkəl
theological
ˌθɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PATHOLOGICAL

pathogenesis
pathogenetic
pathogenic
pathogenicity
pathogenous
pathogeny
pathognomonic
pathognomonically
pathognomy
pathography
pathologic
pathologically
pathologies
pathologise
pathologist
pathologize
pathology
pathophobia
pathophysiology
pathos

WORDS THAT END LIKE PATHOLOGICAL

anthropological
archeological
astrological
chemical
epidemiological
geomorphological
histopathological
illogical
immunological
liturgical
magical
metallurgical
microbiological
mineralogical
pedagogical
phraseological
radiological
surgical
topological
toxicological
zoological

Synonyms and antonyms of pathological in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PATHOLOGICAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «pathological» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of pathological

Translation of «pathological» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PATHOLOGICAL

Find out the translation of pathological to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of pathological from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «pathological» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

病态的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

patológico
570 millions of speakers

English

pathological
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रोग
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مرضية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

патологическая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

patológico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

pathography
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

pathologique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pathografi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

krankhaft
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

>病的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

병적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pathografi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh lý
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

pathography
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रोगनिदानशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

pathography
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

patologico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

patologiczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

патологічна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patologice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παθολογική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

patologiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

patologisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

patologisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of pathological

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PATHOLOGICAL»

The term «pathological» is very widely used and occupies the 22.868 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PATHOLOGICAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about pathological

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10 QUOTES WITH «PATHOLOGICAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word pathological.
1
Phillip Adams
The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind.
2
Kurt Andersen
The mistrust of government that blossomed in the late '60s has become a chronic and in some ways pathological condition.
3
Jeremy Clarkson
I have a pathological terror of falling through ice. I nearly drowned once. I fell off a boat and got a cramp, and was rescued by an oil-rig diver, a great bear of a man who simply leant into the water and scooped me out with one finger.
4
Diablo Cody
There's a weird cloud around you when you're recognizable. It was a brief window for me. I think you have to have a pathological need for attention of any type, negative or positive, to thrive in that kind of situation. And I only want compliments.
5
Rene Dubos
The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.
6
Jenny Eclair
I wouldn't say I was grumpy. It's more pathological - I have seismic tantrums. I get red in the face and cry at least three times a week, and I have to lie down and have a nap afterwards.
7
Richard Ford
In order to write novels for a living - it's not pathological, but I do think and worry and brood and fidget about stuff that I'm working on.
8
Alan Garner
My feeling is that writing is, for me, a pathological condition. That could sound like a mystical experience, and it may be a mystical experience, but I have learnt just to go with it.
9
Paul Harding
Contrary to all those times you've heard a writer confess at a reading that he writes fiction because he is a pathological liar, fiction writing is all about telling the truth.
10
Stephen Hunter
Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by 'The Grudge 2,' from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PATHOLOGICAL»

Discover the use of pathological in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to pathological and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Pathological Altruism
The contributing authors of this book provide a scientific, social, and cultural foundation for the subject of pathological altruism, creating a new field of inquiry.
Barbara Oakley, 2012
2
Pathological Gambling: The Making of a Medical Problem
This first book on the history of gambling examines how it became a major social problem in the United States, and how it was made into a medical disorder.
Brian Castellani, 2000
3
Gait Analysis: Normal and Pathological Function
This Second Edition offers a re-organization of the chapters and presentation of material in a more user-friendly, yet comprehensive format.
Jacquelin Perry, 2010
4
Pathological Gambling: A Clinical Guide to Treatment
Psychiatrists, psychiatric researchers, and other mental health care professionals will welcome this book as their most up-to-date source for invaluable knowledge and research from the world's recognized experts on pathological gambling.
Jon E. Grant, Marc N. Potenza, 2008
5
Forensic Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspects
This multi-author, multinational book has provided a source of information about the forensic aspects of medicine and related fields for those currently involved in the clinical and pathologic aspects of health care, forensic assessment, ...
Jason Payne-James, Anthony Busuttil, William S. Smock, 2003
6
Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal ...
Beautifully illustrated with over 1,100 photographs and drawings, this book provides essential text and materials on bone pathology, which will improve the diagnostic ability of those interested in human dry bone pathology.
Donald J. Ortner, 2003
7
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power
Charming and plausible though they are, they can only ever see us as resources to be used. This is the real world, not science fiction, and it really is us or them.
Joel Bakan, 2012
8
Pathological Anatomy: Illustrations of the Elementary Forms ...
Regarded as one of the finest pathological atlases ever produced. Contains "the first illustration (in colour) of the brain in general paralysis of the insane showing atrophy."
Sir Robert Carswell, 1838
9
Pathological Gambling:: A Critical Review
This book provides the most up-to-date information available on the prevalence of pathological and problem gambling in the United States, including a look at populations that may have a particular vulnerability to gambling: women, ...
Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of Pathological Gambling, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council, 1999
10
Plant pathological methods: fungi and bacteria
Media and nutrient solutions used by plant.
John Francis Tuite, 1969

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PATHOLOGICAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term pathological is used in the context of the following news items.
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A century later, why do we still kneel at the shrine of the Bloomsbury …
... morbidity, one of those semi-criminal, semi-pathological propensities which one hands over with a shudder to the specialists.” It feels so new. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Cara Delevingne and the Problematic Way We Think About Bisexuality
The language of it was noticeably pathological. In one story for Hollywood Life, a source said of Miley, “She's also beyond disillusioned with ... «VH1.com, Jul 15»
3
Israel & Germany: An Abusive Relationship
The Israelis would have to admit their pathological behavior and learn to act like emotional adults. Sickeningly, the rulers of Germany, Israel, ... «American Free Press, Jul 15»
4
Minding Our Elders: Overly emotional responses upsetting to stroke …
Stroke.org goes on to say that this condition is sometimes referred to as emotional lability, pathological crying and laughing or emotional ... «INFORUM, Jul 15»
5
Fifteen complete PN program
PN students learn physiological, psychological, pathological, and basic nursing care needs of medical surgical patients across the lifespan, ... «Mohave Valley News, Jul 15»
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Be wary of sloppy psychiatric diagnoses: Jowita Bydlowska
... taking notes for the purpose of the study; in one instance the taking of notes was labelled pathological, an evidence of mental-health illness. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
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Negligent patients escalating cost of health care
The cost of pathological investigations is also escalated. This ultimately impacts the health-care industry where a compliant patient can give ... «gulfnews.com, Jul 15»
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Computer-extracted MRI features help distinguish benign from …
Computer-extracted features were subsequently analyzed and associated with the respective pathological findings. At the conclusion of the ... «2 Minute Medicine, Jul 15»
9
How to Prevent Revenge Porn
Speaking for myself, I've never taken a photograph of a naked woman, and due to my unfortunate physique and near-pathological modesty ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
10
Why is Sophie Hunter taking Britten's Phaedra to a Beckett festival?
He goes even further in respect of Phédre, “almost a pathological study in which everything passes in her mind”. Armed with these insights I ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Pathological [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/pathological>. Aug 2019 ».
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