• WordNet 3.6
    • n pathology the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
    • n pathology any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Compulsive or pathological sexual behavior have a 12-step program available to them through SLAA, the Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.
    • pathology (Med) The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by disease.
    • pathology (Med) The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pathology The science of diseases; the sum of scientific knowledge concerning disease, its origin, its various physiological and anatomical features, and its causative relations. General pathology concerns the nature of certain morbid conditions and processes that present themselves in various diseases, as pyrexia, edema, and inflammation. Special pathology deals with morbid processes as united in individual diseases: as, the special pathology of typhoid fever or epilepsy.
    • n pathology The totality of the morbid conditions and processes in a disease.
    • n pathology A discourse on disease.
    • n pathology The science of the feelings, passions, and emotions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pathology pa-thol′o-ji science of the nature, causes, and remedies of diseases: the whole of the morbid conditions in a disease
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  • Rene Dubos
    Rene Dubos
    “The most important pathological effects of pollution are extremely delayed and indirect.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    “By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy,: cf. F. pathologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. pathos, suffering, logos, discourse.


In literature:

Pathology of the Eye, Univ.
"Glaucoma" by Various
But what, then, was the pathological condition in which these persons continued to exist, after they had ceased to appear alive?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
Popular distrust is also awakened by the fact that, as a rule, mental healers have not regularly studied pathology, nor even anatomy.
"The Arena" by Various
Heredity and pathology had to be considered in relation with the slayer's character.
"At Fault" by Kate Chopin
The uncertainty arises from the difficulty in determining the exact pathological derangement.
"A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication" by Daniel Clark
This man presents rather a pathological than a historical problem.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
You bet they're pathological!
"Letter of the Law" by Alan Edward Nourse
This is not only a pathological problem but a physiological one.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Fortunately one had the assistance of a pathological laboratory, where blood could be examined and treated.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
A pathologic fear clutches me, for how will it all end?
"Trapped in 'Black Russia'" by Ruth Pierce
Rhodes was his fixed pathological idea.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Half of it was burned down, and, among other things, my pathological collection was largely destroyed.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The pathological side of dreams attracted the notice of physicians.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
It's pathological, but it's too late to think about that.
"Thy Name Is Woman" by Bryce Walton
Here at the University of Padua Morgagni was to found the new science of pathological anatomy.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
By JOHN BLAND SUTTON, F.R.C.S., Sir E. Wilson Lecturer on Pathology, R.C.S.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
There is no pathological phenomena more freely attested than the sudden vitiation of the secretions by intense mental disturbances.
"Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science" by Hudson Tuttle
The second example, which is pathologically more important, is not subject to any such qualification.
"Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego" by Sigmund Freud
Now let us place, side by side with this small analysis of a symptomatic act, an observation on a pathological case.
"A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis" by Sigmund Freud
But in this, said Aristotle, the pathological element which is associated by nature with every moral act, is destroyed.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler

In poetry:

The flabby wine-skin of his brain
Yields to some pathologic strain,
And voids from its unstored abysm
The driblet of an aphorism.
"The Mad Philosopher" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

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D.) program has been awarded candidacy accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).
Consortium and her undergraduate degree in speech pathology and audiology at the University of Akron.
Applying to the bar is very difficult, but New York Times columnist Joe Nocera would have you believe that it should be a cinch for a recovering pathological liar.
Diagnosis of structural pathology does not adequately guide treatment decision-making.
Psychiatric Comorbidity Associated With Pathological Gambling.
Pathological liar or idiot-in-chief.
How the search for a politician's true identity leads to pathological media coverage.
You'll hear details about: "Red flags" that point to serious underlying pathology and the need for urgent care.
Sean Penn is a perfect example of the fine line between pathological and brilliant.
Additionally, depression has pathological components that impair the ability of an individual to function.
Experts fear 'pathologizing everyday life'.
Clinical Versus Pathological The following information examines the difference between clinical and pathological staging .
Sciences and Plant Pathology has issued an Ag Alert concerning Stripe Rust, which has been confirmed in fields in Chouteau County.

In science:

This pathology is usually given scarce relevance in the literature, although e.g.
Interpreting solutions with nontrivial Killing groups in general relativity
The current assumption is that the moduli problem of uniruled varieties is usually pathological.
Moduli of varieties of general type
However, more detailed investigations demonstrated that the above approach reveals serious pathologies.
Universal Randomness
This is far from satisfactory in the context of infinite simple groups of finite Morley rank where the most pathological examples, with very homogeneous structure, such as bad groups, or more generally groups of type (1) and (2) in Section 4 of the present article, do not have involutions, elements of order 2.
A Jordan decomposition for groups of finite Morley rank
In the CDT approach, the pathological continuum phases are avoided by changing the lattice rules slightly: The random triangulations that contribute to the partition sum are constrained to respect a preferred foliation of spacetime by fixed (imaginary) time slices.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
We will show below that in the probabilistic setting, almost surely such pathologies do not occur.
On the Riemann surface type of Random Planar Maps
It is easy to imagine pathological examples of hierarchies.
A representation of exchangeable hierarchies by sampling from real trees
There exist pathological cases of equal distances where configurations of the form in Fig.5a will satisfy equality constraint.
Topology Discovery of Sparse Random Graphs With Few Participants
The nonrelativistic limit of these invariants naturally maintain a generalized Galileon symmetry around de Sitter while being free of ghost-like pathologies.
de Sitter Galileon
While the DGP scenario allows for self-accelerating solutions, , that branch of solutions has been proven to be pathological, .
de Sitter Galileon
Random generation tasks have been widely used in the last decades to assess working memory, especially (sustained) inhibitive abilities , in normal sub jects as well as in patients suffering from a wide variety of pathologies.
Assessing Cognitive Randomness: A Kolmogorov Complexity Approach
Such colourings constitute pathological cases for the algorithm.
A simple algorithm for random colouring G(n, d/n) using (2+\epsilon)d colours
These pathological cases do not cause big problem as long as they occur rarely, i.e. the fraction of colourings of G that causes such situation is sufficiently small.
A simple algorithm for random colouring G(n, d/n) using (2+\epsilon)d colours
The occurr ences of pathological cases are rare when k is large and v , u are far apart.
A simple algorithm for random colouring G(n, d/n) using (2+\epsilon)d colours
Assumption 1 imposes an upper bound for the number of pathological colourings 4 of G.
A simple algorithm for random colouring G(n, d/n) using (2+\epsilon)d colours