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pænˈdɛm ɪkpan·dem·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pandemicadjective

    an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world

  2. pandemicadjective

    epidemic over a wide geographical area

    "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"

  3. pandemicadjective

    existing everywhere

    "pandemic fear of nuclear war"

Wiktionary

  1. pandemicnoun

    A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.

    Etymology: pandemus, from πάν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan-+ δῆμος

  2. pandemicadjective

    Widespread; general.

    Etymology: pandemus, from πάν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan-+ δῆμος

  3. pandemicadjective

    Epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population.

    World War I might have continued indefinitely if not for a pandemic outbreak of influenza.

    Etymology: pandemus, from πάν (equivalent to English pan-)Category:English words prefixed with pan-+ δῆμος

Wikipedia

  1. Pandemic

    A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of disease that has spread across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history, there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. One of the most devastating pandemics was the Black Death, which killed an estimated 75–200 million people in the 14th century. The current pandemics are HIV/AIDS and Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Other recent pandemics include the 1918 influenza pandemic (Spanish flu) and the 2009 flu pandemic (H1N1).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pandemicadjective

    affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic

    Etymology: [L. pandemus, Gr. , ; pa^s, pa^n, all + the people: cf. F. pandmique.]

  2. Pandemicnoun

    a pandemic disease

    Etymology: [L. pandemus, Gr. , ; pa^s, pa^n, all + the people: cf. F. pandmique.]

Freebase

  1. Pandemic

    A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis. More recent pandemics include the HIV pandemic and the H1N1 pandemics of 1918 and 2009.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pandemic

    pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.—n. a pandemic disease.—n. Pandem′ia, a widespread disease. [Gr. pandēmiospas, pan, all, dēmos, the people.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Pandemic

    PANIC AND PARANOIA

    Submitted by grupiluv on March 30, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pandemic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pandemic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pandemic in a Sentence

  1. Anu Gaggar:

    Banks have cleaned up their books since the great financial crisis and have proven their business strength in the pandemic crisis, even at low absolute interest rates, they can make money. Strong economic and capital market activity is very pro-financial stocks. Financial strength gives them the flexibility to reward investors through dividends and share buybacks.

  2. Jorge Guajardo:

    It's a little bit of an apology tour, it was like, yeah, we screwed up with the pandemic. But, hey, we're going to try to be part of the solution, not just part of the problem.

  3. Andrew Affleck:

    I don't believe coal actually has any advantages over renewables, but with renewables' financing constrained post-pandemic, Southeast Asian policymakers may ignore environmental impacts and buckle to the lure of Chinese build and finance coal power plants.

  4. Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly:

    This four week period will give Californians time to prepare for this change, while we continue the relentless focus on delivering vaccines, particularly to underserved communities and those that were hard hit throughout this pandemic.

  5. James Black:

    We were frustrated, a little bit bewildered, especially given what we've been through at the onset of the pandemic.

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