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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fallout, radioactive dust(noun)

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

  2. side effect, fallout(noun)

    any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

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

GCIDE

  1. fallout(n.)

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

  2. fallout(n.)

    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. fallout(Noun)

    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. fallout(Noun)

    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. fallout(Noun)

    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. fallout(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From the verb fall out;

  5. fallout(Noun)

    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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Numerology

  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. Keith Ablow:

    If your job is adopting a persona who is not really who are you and maintaining it for many years inside and outside the ring to some extent, one could wonder whether you are also more vulnerable to using substances to try to maintain that identity, this could be an unhealthy alliance of certain psychological factors with the fallout from physical side effects that result when you try to maintain affliction.

  2. Brian Nunamaker:

    As a parent, you feel extremely helpless to be unable to assist the most important person in the world during such a time of emergency, worst case scenarios run through your head while you are hoping for the best. The eternity of waiting for help to arrive was surprisingly non-existent in this situation. I was surprised at how quickly help had arrived in the form of a fire truck. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, Nunamaker’s daughter was limp but she was still breathing and had a pulse. His daughter arrived at the hospital and started to have another seizure, but it stopped momentarily. Nunamaker said his daughter was later transferred to VCU and was later discharged. Nunamaker told Fox 5 DC he was hoping to put the ordeal behind him, but couldn’t when he heard the news of Kelley and Bloom’s suspension. My wife and I feel terrible for the fallout that has happened to these two gentlemen, Nunamaker said in a statement to Fox 5 DC. They simply had the best interests for our daughter's care in mind.

  3. Millan Mulraine:

    It suggests that the recent eruption in uncertainty towards Chinese and global growth is beginning to affect U.S. business decisions, we look for the Fed to take a pass on raising rates this month as they continue to assess the incoming economic data for any evidence of fallout.

  4. Shilan Shah:

    These changes are fairly significant, particularly if you look at them in the context of what happened over the weekend with Governor Rajan's decision to step down, it might be the government's way to illustrate its commitment to reforms and mitigate any investor fallout following Rajan's decision.

  5. Max Voirol:

    In the 1960's this was scheduled to be a fallout shelter, they had plans to store a whole bunch of people down here during the Cuban missile crisis. It was actually going to be the largest civil defense shelter in the entire country. Louisville, Kentucky would've been the place to be.

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