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The meaning of Catastrophe

kəˈtæs.trə.fi

Catastrophe – definition

noun

An event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.

Usage examples:

An environmental catastrophe
noun

The denouement of a drama, especially a classical tragedy.

Usage examples:

This is an old insight, of course - as old as the domestic catastrophes of classical greek drama.
noun

A sudden event that causes great suffering or destruction

Usage examples:

Losing his job was a financial catastrophe for his family., a chemical plant leak could cause an en…

Catastrophe translation into English

Catastrophe: translate from English into Chinese

Translate catastrophe into Chinese (Simplified)}
灾难, 浩劫, 大难, 意外, 遭, 遭遇

Catastrophe: translate from English into Dutch

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Catastrofe, Ramp, Onheil, Ontknoping

Catastrophe: translate from English into French

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Catastrophe, Désastre, Calamité, Fléau, Tornade

Catastrophe: translate from English into German

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Katastrophe, Schicksalsschlag

Catastrophe: translate from English into Hindi

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तबाही, आपदा, दुर्गति, दुर्घटना, विनाश, बरबादी, विभीषिका, उथलपुथल

Catastrophe: translate from English into Italian

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Catastrofe

Catastrophe: translate from English into Korean

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대단원, 대이변, 지각의 격변, 대실패

Catastrophe: translate from English into Russian

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Катастрофа, Несчастье, Гибель, Развязка

Catastrophe: translate from English into Spanish

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Catástrofe, Accidente

Word origin

mid 16th century (in the sense ‘denouement’): from Latin catastropha, from Greek katastrophē ‘overturning, sudden turn’, from kata- ‘down’ + strophē ‘turning’ (from strephein ‘to turn’).

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