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  1. casualtiesnoun

    Collective tally of injuries and fatalities of an event.

  2. casualtiesnoun

    Plural form of casualty.


  1. casualties

    A casualty, as a term in military usage, is a person in military service, combatant or non-combatant, who becomes unavailable for duty due to any of several circumstances, including death, injury, illness, capture or desertion. In civilian usage, a casualty is a person who is killed, wounded or incapacitated by some event; the term is usually used to describe multiple deaths and injuries due to violent incidents or disasters. It is sometimes misunderstood to mean "fatalities", but non-fatal injuries are also casualties.

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  1. Casualties

    of Casualty

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. casualties

    In a military sense, comprehends all men who die, are wounded, desert, or are discharged as unfit for service.

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  1. casualties

    In the military service, is a word which includes all losses in numerical strength of officers by death, dismissal, or resignation, and of enlisted men by death, desertion, or discharge; also all losses in fighting strength caused by wounds.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of casualties in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of casualties in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of casualties in a Sentence

  1. Kenneth McKenzie:

    Americans are at risk and unfortunately there’re probably going to be continued American casualties in this campaign.

  2. Volodymyr Zelenskyy:

    Knowing that new strikes and casualties are inevitable, NATO deliberately decided not to close the sky over Ukraine, all the people who die will die because of you.

  3. Philip Aguer:

    On Wednesday it was the rebels attacking the SPLA in Nhialdiu and the SPLA repulsed them. There are casualties but we don't have the details up to now, definitely, the army command will implement the government policy and we will only fight in self-defence if the rebels attack our positions.

  4. Ian Kearns:

    A dangerous game of military brinkmanship is now being played in Europe, if one commander or one pilot makes a mistake or a bad decision in this situation, we may have casualties and a high-stakes cycle of escalation that is difficult to stop.

  5. Deputy Minister:

    We have decided to halt military operations in Salahuddin in order to reduce casualties among our heroic forces... and to preserve the remaining infrastructure, the situation is under control and we will choose the appropriate time to attack the enemy and liberate the area.

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