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[ Definition of Dictionary ]


The Random House Dictionary of the English Language. (2nd Ed.)

Acupuncture --

1. Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified site of the body.

Doctor --

1. A person licensed to practice medicine.

Physician --

1. A person who is legally qualified to practice medicine.

2. ...... distinguished from one specializing in surgery.

3. A person who is skilled in the art of healing.

 Oxford American Dictionary - Language and Guide (1999)

Acupuncture --

1. A method (orig. Chinese) of treating various conditions by pricking the skin or tissues with needles.

Doctor --

1. A qualified practitioner of medicine; A physician.

2. A person who holds a doctorate.

Medicine --

1. The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

2. Any drug or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of diseases, esp. one taken by mouth.

Physician --

1. a) A person legally qualified to practice medicine and surgery.

    b) A specialist in medical diagnosis and treatment.

    c) Any medical practitioner.

2. A healer.

 The World Book Dictionary

Acupuncture --

1. The puncture of the skin or body tissue with needles practiced in ancient Chinese medicine and recently introduced into modern western medicine.

Doctor --

1. A person who knows how to treat diseases or physical or mental disorders.

2. Any person who treats diseases.

Medicine --

1. Any substance, such as a drug, used to treat, prevent, or cure disease or improve health.

2. The science of treating, preventing, or curing diseases.

Physician --

1. A doctor of medicine.

2. Any practitioner of the healing art.

3. A person who cures any one of various maladies or infirmities.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary (1961)

Doctor --

2. One skilled or specializing in healing arts. A practitioner of medicine.

Medicine --

1. A substance or preparation used in treating disease.

2. The science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation or cure of disease.

Physician --

1. A person skilled in the art of healing, one dully authorized to treat diseases.

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