l) process of identifying a causal agent by analyzing signs. symptoms. site conditions. patterns. climate. cultural history. and other factors. 2) the conclusion from the process.
Diagnosis is the identification of the nature and cause of a certain phenomenon. Diagnosis is used in many different disciplines with variations in the use of logic, analytics, and experience to determine "cause and effect". In systems engineering and computer science, it is typically used to determine the causes of symptoms, mitigations, and solutions.