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Patient

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun patient:

spoken English16.72%written English83.28% imaginative writing14.75%informational writing85.25%

Patient is sometimes a misspelling of patent.

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Definition of the noun patient

What does patient mean as a name of something?

Patient is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.

noun - plural: patients

  1. a person who requires medical care
    • example: the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: case = a person requiring professional services; diseased person / sick person / sufferer = a person suffering from an illness
    • more specific terms:
      • alexic = a person with alexia
      • analysand = a person undergoing psychoanalysis
      • arthritic = a person afflicted with arthritis
      • hypertensive = a person who has abnormally high blood pressure
      • hypochondriac = a patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments
      • hypotensive = a person who has abnormally low blood pressure
      • index case = the earliest documented case of a disease that is included in an epidemiological study
      • inpatient / inmate = a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
      • outpatient = a patient who does not reside in the hospital where he is being treated
      • vaccinee = a patient who has been vaccinated
    • member of: doctor-patient relation = the responsibility of a physician to act in the best interests of the patient; nurse-patient relation = the responsibility of a nurse to act in the best interests of the patient
  2. the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

Definition of the adjective patient

What does patient mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more patient / patienter | most patient / patientest

  1. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

Alternative definition of the adjective patient

adjective

  1. content to wait if necessary; not losing one's temper while waiting; not bothered with having to wait; not unwilling to wait

Characters

  1. Patient is a fictional character from the 1970 film Brand X.
  2. Patient is a fictional character from the 2005 film The Certificate.
  3. The Patient is a fictional character from the 2011 film Perfect Sense.
  4. Patient is a fictional character from the 2011 film Grave Encounters.
  5. Patient is a fictional character from the 1970 film Brand X.
  6. Patient is a fictional character from the 2003 film Jester Till.
  7. Patient is a fictional character from the 1982 film Maanasa Sarovara.
  8. Patient is a fictional character from the 2003 film Old, New, Borrowed and Blue.
  9. Patient is a fictional character from the 2010 comedy thriller film Burke and Hare.
  10. Patient is a fictional character in the 2012 film This Is 40.
  11. Patient is a fictional character in the unreleased film Khabardar.
  12. Patient is a fictional character from the 2011 film Just Go With It.
  13. Patient is a fictional character in the 2000 film Songs from the Second Floor.
  14. Patient is a fictional character from Lust at First Bite.
  15. Patient is a fictional character from the 2001 film Campfire Stories.
  16. Patient is a fictional character from the 2012 film Once Upon a Time Was I, Verônica.
  17. Patient in Andrzej's hospital room is a fictional character from the second episode of Decalogue.
  18. Patient is a fictional character from the 1998 film Besieged.
  19. Patient is a fictional character from the film "Shock asylum".
  20. Patient is a fictional character from the 2006 film The House of Usher.
  21. Patient is a fictional character from the 1966 film Kazdy mlady muz.
  22. Patient is a fictional character from the 1999 film The Nanny.
  23. Patient is a fictional character from the 2009 film Mniejsze zło.
  24. Patient is a fictional character from Maangamizi: The Ancient One.
  25. Patient is a fictional character from Maangamizi: The Ancient One.
  26. Patient is a fictional character in the 2012 short film A Bitter Pill.
  27. Patient is a fictional character from Joe.
  28. Patient is a fictional character from the 1998 film Horseshoe.
  29. Patient is a fictional character from the 2007 film Puja Pain Phulatie.
  30. Patient is a fictional character from the 2008 film Changeling.

There are other characters with in their name, like Patient X and patient 17.

Writings

"Patient" is the name of a 192-page memoir by musician Ben Watt. It was published May 1, 1997 by Penguin Books. The book dealt largely with Watt's experience with a rare disease, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and his recovery.

Music

"Patient" is the third album by the Australian indie rock band Bluebottle Kiss, released in 1999.

Miscellanea

  1. Patient: In linguistics, a grammatical patient, also called the target or undergoer, is the participant of a situation upon whom an action is carried out. A patient as differentiated from a theme must undergo a change in state. A theme is denoted by a stative verb, whereas a patient is denoted by a dynamic verb. At the very least, there is debate to this effect. Also, patient is the name of the thematic relation with the above definition.
  2. Patient is a breed temperament.

Phrases with Patient

Phrases starting with the word Patient:

  1. patient of
  2. patient role
  3. Patient Zero

Phrases ending with the word Patient:

  1. Walking Patient
  2. Heartsink Patient

Other phrases containing the word Patient:

  1. nurse-patient relation
  2. doctor-patient relation
  3. physician-patient privilege

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Patient

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Google previewLove as a Way of Life (2008)

Seven Keys to Transforming Every Aspect of Your Life by Gary Chapman

Being patient means 44 LOVE AS A WAV OF LIFE.

Google previewDiscovering God (2015)

365 Daily Devotions by David Jeremiah

Being patient means not retaliating. It means holding your spirit in ...

Google previewBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1851)

Here, being patient means to strive restlessly for a given object, and never to cease one's efforts until, step by step, it is attained. And that is the right sort of patience, hard as it may be to possess it.” Allowing for slight inaccuracies, has not Mrs ...

Google previewBasic Interviewing Skills (1998)

by Raymond L. Gorden

Being patient means avoiding overcontrol of the respondent and refusing to panic if the interview seems to be getting out of ...

Google previewLove Cares (2011)

by Andrew Fraser

Being patient means waiting for the right time — God's time. patience — they don't listen ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

The morbidly obese patient arguably benefits from laparoscopic surgery to an even greater degree than the normal-weight patient. The elements in laparoscopic surgery are the laparoscope, a telescopic lens system that is connected to a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Communication (2014)

by Teresa L. Thompson

Patient. Interaction. Effective communication between doctor and patientis generally recognized as anessential element of successful medical practice. For instance,when breaking bad news, communication bears important consequencesfor ...

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Quotes about Patient

It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of a disease a patient has. (William Osler)
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Scrabble value of P3A1T1I1E1N1T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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