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Definitions for fatality
feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə-fa·tal·i·ty

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word fatality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fatality, human deathnoun

    a death resulting from an accident or a disaster

    "a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

  2. fatalitynoun

    the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters


  1. fatalitynoun

    The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.

  2. fatalitynoun

    The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortality.

  3. fatalitynoun

    A death.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fatalitynoun

    Etymology: fatalité, French, from fatal.

    The stoicks held a fatality, and a fixed unalterable course of events; but then they held also, that they fell out by a necessity emergent from and inherent in the things themselves, which God himself could not alter. Robert South, Sermons.

    By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting to be drawn into the stream of the present vogue. Charles I .

    All the father’s precaution could not secure the son from the fatality of dying by a lion. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.

    Seven times seven, or forty-nine, nine times nine, or eighty-one, and seven times nine, or the years sixty-three, is conceived to carry with it the most considerable fatality. Bro.


  1. fatality

    Fatality refers to the occurrence of death resulting from a disaster, accident, illness, or other adverse situations. It is often used to measure the severity of such occurrences, indicating the number or rate of deaths involved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fatalitynoun

    the state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control

  2. Fatalitynoun

    the state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility

  3. Fatalitynoun

    that which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event

  4. Etymology: [L. fatalitas: cf. F. fatalit]


  1. Fatality

    Fatality is a fictional character, a former supervillain in the DC Comics universe. She was created by Ron Marz and first appeared in Green Lantern vol 3 #83 in February 1997.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatality in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fatality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fatality in a Sentence

  1. Gary Boggs:

    Never seen a fatality, and I've been out here a number of years, never seen anything like this, it's always sad to see a fatality. Aviation is really very safe, but it is unforgiving of mistakes.

  2. Franklin County Ortiz:

    They're not going to be counted, your fatality rate is not a true fatality rate.

  3. Hiroshi Osada:

    If Japan is serious about improving the management and quality of Japanese firms, the related agencies have to be more committed to prevent accidents even before there's been a fatality. That should be their role.

  4. Henri-Frédéric Amiel:

    The obscure only exists that it may cease to exist. In it lies the opportunity of all victory and all progress. Whether it call itself fatality, death, night, or matter, it is the pedestal of life, of light, of liberty and the spirit. For it represents resistance -- that is to say, the fulcrum of all activity, the occasion for its development and its triumph.

  5. Developer Nic Johns:

    For my analysis I only include crashes where there was at least one passenger fatality -- which is the relevant stat for those with a fear of flying, i then incorporate the volume of flights, weighted to the most recent 10 years, to provide the final' one in a million' statistics.

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  • участ, фаталност, предопределеност, съдбаBulgarian
  • fatalidadSpanish
  • kuolonkolari, kohtalo, itsetuhoisuus, [[kuolemaan]] [[johtanut]] [[onnettomuus]], kuolemantapausFinnish
  • 死亡事故Japanese
  • dödsolyckaSwedish
  • இறப்புTamil

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