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
Origin: [L. pandemus, Gr. , ; pa^s, pa^n, all + the people: cf. F. pandmique.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.—n. a pandemic disease.—n. Pandem′ia, a widespread disease. [Gr. pandēmios—pas, pan, all, dēmos, the people.]
The numerical value of pandemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of pandemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If we had another flu pandemic we would be fairly well set to run models quickly.
It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.
You will not have a pandemic without a virus that replicates well in the upper respiratory tract and is easily transmitted by droplets.
It is not possible to predict with certainty which animal influenza strain will cause the next pandemic, though we can be certain that one will.
The most recent influenza pandemic provided very strong evidence that school-age children are central to the spread of pandemic influenza, and that transmission was substantially reduced during times when schools were closed.
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- pandemický, pandemieCzech
- πανδημικός, πανδημίαGreek
- pandemia, pandemicoItalian
- pandemija, pandeminisLithuanian
- pandemi, pandemiskNorwegian
- pandemisk, pandemiNorwegian Nynorsk
- pandémico, pandemiaPortuguese
- пандемический, пандемияRussian
- pandemi, pandemiskSwedish
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