Sign refers to the affective, behavioral, and emotional manifestations of conditions that are objectively observed by the clinician for diagnostic use. Traditional assessment uses a "sign" approach to testing, the goal of which is to identify marks of underlying characteristics. Sign is commonly defined as "something" that represents something else, usually in an abstract, arbitrary way; for example, a word for an object.
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