from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences. Also called pathobiology.
- n. The anatomic or functional manifestations of a disease: the pathology of cancer.
- n. A departure or deviation from a normal condition: "Neighborhoods plagued by a self-perpetuating pathology of joblessness, welfare dependency, crime” ( Time).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
- n. Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition; abnormality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc.
- n. The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of diseases; the sum of scientific knowledge concerning disease, its origin, its various physiological and anatomical features, and its causative relations.
- n. The totality of the morbid conditions and processes in a disease.
- n. A discourse on disease.
- n. The science of the feelings, passions, and emotions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
- n. any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Here the pathology is attributed to a narrator who crosses "the dreary moor/In the clear moonlight" and reaches an abandoned hut, where he has his own version of the hunger-experience.
This pathology is the contagion or stain produced by the cognitive business of feeling and thinking about the world, which business halts with traumatically abrupt force, the world's nature lingering far past it and caring nothing for it, like the blind triumph of
This film looks at what it calls the pathology behind the Wal-Mart bashing and holds the chain actually improves communities and its workers ` lives.
I'm about as hardcore a libertarian as they come, but I have to say I find Mr. Kling's attempt to pin the entirely progressive philosophy on a kind of pathology is a bit dishonest and intellectually lazy.
Residents and fellows training in pathology as well as in other specialties such as gastroenterology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and at the University of Pennsylvania and from a broad range of other programs can rotate through the department for instruction in fetal and pediatric pathology.
And in the fraternity of coaching, this pathology is considered a strength, not a weakness.
I think a primary vector of its economic and cultural pathology is the place of "smartness" in the white subculture you are talking about.
He took up a position as Beaney scholar in pathology at the university, but illness caused him to retire temporarily and he convalesced at a cottage which his father had built at Olinda.
Perhaps your pathology is so easy … even a PA could do it.
Another, related pathology is what Green calls "dead mother complex," caused by a depressed, ill or otherwise preoccupied though present mother.