Definitions for pandemicpænˈdɛm ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pandemic(adj)

    an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

  2. pandemic(adj)

    epidemic over a wide geographical area

    "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"

  3. pandemic(adj)

    existing everywhere

    "pandemic fear of nuclear war"


  1. pandemic(Noun)

    A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.

  2. pandemic(Adjective)

    Widespread; general.

  3. pandemic(Adjective)

    Epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population.

    World War I might have continued indefinitely if not for a pandemic outbreak of influenza.

  4. Origin: pandemus, from πάν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan-+ δῆμος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pandemic(adj)

    affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic

  2. Pandemic(noun)

    a pandemic disease

  3. Origin: [L. pandemus, Gr. , ; pa^s, pa^n, all + the people: cf. F. pandmique.]


  1. Pandemic

    A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the H1N1 pandemics of 1918 and 2009.

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