Definitions for pandemicpænˈdɛm ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area.
(n.)a pandemic disease.
Origin of pandemic:
1660–70; < LL pandēm(us) (< Gk pándēmos common, public =pan-pan - +-démos, adj. der. of démos people) + -ic
an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world
epidemic over a wide geographical area
"a pandemic outbreak of malaria"
"pandemic fear of nuclear war"
A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
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.
Origin: pandemus, from πάν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan-+ δῆμος
affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic
a pandemic disease
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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