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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallout, radioactive dustnoun

    the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion

  2. side effect, falloutnoun

    any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

    "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

GCIDE

  1. falloutnoun

    the falling to the ground of radioactive particles lifted into the atmosphere by a nuclear explosion.

  2. falloutnoun

    an incidental or unexpected effect, especially one which is undesirable, consequent to an event or process; ; -- usually used only in the singular; as, the fallout from the disclosure of the Lewinsky tapes made trouble for the President for months after the event; fallout from the stock market crash caused property prices to decline in the New York area.

Wiktionary

  1. falloutnoun

    The event of small airborne particles falling to the ground in significant quantities as a result of major industrial activity, volcano eruption, sandstorm, nuclear explosion, etc.

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

  2. falloutnoun

    The particles themselves.

    On 26 April 1986 the reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area.

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

  3. falloutnoun

    A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.

    Psychological fallout in the shadow of terrorism, title of an article by Dr. Abraham Twerski, M.D. in .

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

  4. falloutnoun

    A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

  5. falloutnoun

    The person who declines such an offer.

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

Freebase

  1. Fallout

    Fallout is a role-playing open world video game produced by Tim Cain, developed and published by Interplay in 1997. The game has a post-apocalyptic and retro-futuristic setting, in the aftermath a global nuclear war in the mid-22nd century, featuring an alternate history which deviates some time after World War II, where technology, politics and culture followed a different course. The protagonist of Fallout is an inhabitant of one of the government-contracted fallout shelters known as Vaults. In subsequent Fallout games, he or she is referred to as the "Vault Dweller". The game is considered to be the spiritual successor to the 1988 role-playing video game Wasteland. It is not an official sequel, although it was initially developed as one, because Interplay did not have the rights to Wasteland at that point. It was also intended to use Steve Jackson Games' GURPS system, but that deal fell through due to the excessive amounts of violence and gore included in the game, forcing Black Isle to change the already implemented GURPS system to the internally developed SPECIAL system. Fallout was critically acclaimed and inspired a number of sequels and spin-off games, known collectively as the Fallout series.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fallout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fallout in a Sentence

  1. Ron DeSantis:

    Now, what the AP did by trying to create a false narrative is some people may believe the narrative and then think that this is not a viable treatment for them so if they're infected, they will not go seek a monoclonal antibody and that will ultimately increase their risk of hospitalization, so the AP knew what they were doing, they wanted to do a political hit on me and the fallout from that is that there will likely be people who decline life-saving treatment. And then they have the temerity to act like they were the victim when they got called out on their hit piece.

  2. Roy Keane:

    In his second spell when he came back, for some reason towards the end of my time I found him to be really disrespectful towards me so we had a bit of fallout, he questioned my loyalty and I told him where to go.

  3. Bryden Teich:

    There's still a lot of fallout from prices at these levels, in terms of who's going to be producing what.

  4. Mikaela Weisse:

    Restrictions on mobility and looming budget cuts as a result of the economic fallout from the global pandemic may hamper efforts to enforce anti-deforestation laws.

  5. Derek Tan:

    Singapore may benefit twice as much from the Hong Kong fallout as both these destinations share similar traits.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    • A. affront
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