Definition of doc in English:

doc

abbreviation

informal
  • 1Doctor.

    • ‘We need to do something about these frivolous lawsuits that are running up the cost of your health care and running good docs out of business.’
    • ‘I attended a talk by a doc from the medical group just two days back.’
    • ‘At our pediatrics clinic, docs are making sure the infants with a history of lung disease get the influenza vaccine - the most vulnerable, first.’
    • ‘If you take him to a psychiatrist and the doc wants to give him medication right off the bat, you can always turn around and go home.’
    • ‘There is no service option to talk to the doc covering your physician's practice on call.’
    • ‘The doc stared at the psychotic girl who was yammering away at him.’
    • ‘Quick doc, my friend has just been bit by a black snake, what do I do?’
    • ‘Its effects are minor, and no good pulmonary doc or allergist I know of would use it as a first-line controller.’
    • ‘Some of those crazy quack docs had me taking plenty of these at one point in time, let me tell you!’
    • ‘The alarming trend for desperate medical sector docs and surgeons to reduce waiting lists by doing non-urgent but easy procedures first is life threatening and wrong.’
    • ‘I know of a few docs in Chicago who practice this technique.’
    • ‘Japanese national health insurance is such that for each bill from the doc, you pay 30% and the government pays the rest.’
    • ‘Instead, you can ask your new doc all those teen health-related questions.’
    • ‘Others have physical problems that traditional docs haven't been able to cure.’
    • ‘But the best humor advice is to shamelessly steal material from my fellow docs, nurses and patients as well.’
    • ‘The study was small (59 primary care docs and 65 surgeons) so I truly question its validity.’
    • ‘Your first step is to get a physical by your family doc to make sure the symptoms aren't related to some other problem.’
    • ‘After a quick evaluation, I got a clean bill of health from the docs, who told me I'd be released the following morning.’
    • ‘Need I point out that they provided better health care than my current doc does?’
    • ‘And when the docs who are getting reimbursed by the federal government practice defensive medicine, it runs up the cost to the taxpayers.’
    physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, md
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  • 2Computing
    Document.

    • ‘I decided to surf to the NSA site to look at some docs and possibly acquire the downloads concerning SE Linux.’
    • ‘I converted all my constantly used docs and spreadsheets to the suite's native file format.’
    • ‘And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing.’
    • ‘For people like me who are involved in general research, there are some weeks when locked docs with missing passwords seem to be a way of life.’
    • ‘I tried opening a couple of MS Word docs and a couple of MS Excel docs, and on each occasion StarOffice crashed fatally.’

Pronunciation

doc

/dɒk/