Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun symptom

2 senses of symptom

Sense 1
symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)
       => evidence, grounds -- (your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling")

Sense 2
symptom -- (anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence)
       => indication, indicant -- (something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease")

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