What does pandemic mean?

Definitions for pandemicpænˈdɛm ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pandemic(adj)

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

  2. pandemic(adj)

    epidemic over a wide geographical area

    "a pandemic outbreak of malaria"

  3. pandemic(adj)

    existing everywhere

    "pandemic fear of nuclear war"


  1. pandemic(Noun)

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

  2. pandemic(Adjective)

    Widespread; general.

  3. pandemic(Adjective)

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pandemic(adj)

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

  2. Pandemic(noun)

    a pandemic disease

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


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Fortin Magana:

    It's a real pandemic.

  2. Huniades Urbina:

    We're exposed like no other country in Latin America for this to be a pandemic.

  3. Irene Eckstrand:

    If we had another flu pandemic we would be fairly well set to run models quickly.

  4. Anne:

    It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.

  5. Rubin Donis:

    You will not have a pandemic without a virus that replicates well in the upper respiratory tract and is easily transmitted by droplets.

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