What does Pandemic mean?

Definitions for Pandemic
pænˈdɛm ɪkPan·dem·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pandemicadjective

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

  2. pandemicadjective

    epidemic over a wide geographical area

    "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"

  3. pandemicadjective

    existing everywhere

    "pandemic fear of nuclear war"

Wiktionary

  1. pandemicnoun

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

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

  2. pandemicadjective

    Widespread; general.

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

  3. pandemicadjective

    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.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Pandemic

    A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or 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. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 75–200 million people in the 14th century. The current pandemics are HIV/AIDS and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Other recent pandemics include the 1918 influenza pandemic (Spanish flu) and the 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pandemicadjective

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

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

  2. Pandemicnoun

    a pandemic disease

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pandemic

    pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.—n. a pandemic disease.—n. Pandem′ia, a widespread disease. [Gr. pandēmiospas, pan, all, dēmos, the people.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Pandemic

    PANIC AND PARANOIA

    Submitted by grupiluv on March 30, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pandemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pandemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Pandemic in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hogan:

    The fundamental responsibility of the State Board of Elections is to conduct free and fair elections in a manner that facilitates maximum voter participation, this approach — which is already fully authorized by existing state law — will maximize participation in the November election by offering voters more options while minimizing confusion and risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. Mingus Mapps:

    Our city is overwhelmed by multiple crises. This council should focus on solving those, we have a gun violence crisis. We have a homelessness crisis. We have a trash crisis. And we have a pandemic.

  3. Anthony Shelton:

    For more than a year throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Kellogg workers around the country have been working long, hard hours, day in and day out, to produce Kellogg ready-to-eat cereals for American families, kellogg's response to these loyal, hardworking employees has been to demand these workers give up quality health care, retirement benefits, and holiday and vacation pay. The company continues to threaten to send additional jobs to Mexico if workers do not accept outrageous proposals that take away protections that workers have had for decades.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    Look what's happened in China : We've seen a significant drop in cases, huge pressure placed on the virus and a sequential decrease in the number of cases ; that goes against the logic of pandemic. Yet we see in contrast of that, an acceleration of cases in places like South Korea, and therefore we are still in the balance.

  5. Henrietta Fore:

    Even before the pandemic, there were worrying signs that we were beginning to lose ground in the fight to immunize children against preventable child illness, including with the widespread measles outbreaks two years ago, the pandemic has made a bad situation worse.

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