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Definitions for Vicissitude
vɪˈsɪs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyudVi·cis·si·tude

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicissitudenoun

    a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

    "the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"

  2. vicissitudenoun

    mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

GCIDE

  1. Vicissitudenoun

    (pl.) Changing conditions of fortune in one's life; life's ups and downs.

    Etymology: [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]

Wiktionary

  1. vicissitudenoun

    Regular change or succession from one thing to another, or one part of a cycle to the next; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.

  2. vicissitudenoun

    a change, especially in one's life or fortunes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicissitudenoun

    regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange

    Etymology: [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]

  2. Vicissitudenoun

    irregular change; revolution; mutation

    Etymology: [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vicissitude

    vi-sis′i-tūd, n. change from one thing to another: change: revolution.—adjs. Vicissitū′dinary, Vicissitū′dinous, changeful, changeable. [L. vicissitudovicis, change.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vicissitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Vicissitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Vicissitude in a Sentence

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    There are in existence two periods when we shrink from any great vicissitude—early youth and old age. In the middle of life, we are indifferent to change ; for we have discovered that nothing is, in the end, so good or so bad as it at first appeared.

  2. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    The vicissitude of life teaches us about our limitations in a world with no guarantees and permanence.

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