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3 dicționare găsite pentru catastrophe
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Catastrophe \Ca*tas"tro*phe\, n. [L. catastropha, Gr. ?, fr. ?
     to turn up and down, to overturn; kata` down + ? to turn.]
     1. An event producing a subversion of the order or system of
        things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or
        disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great
        [1913 Webster]
              The strange catastrophe of affairs now at London.
                                                    --Bp. Burnet.
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              The most horrible and portentous catastrophe that
              nature ever yet saw.                  --Woodward.
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     2. The final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a
        denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a
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     3. (Geol.) A violent and widely extended change in the
        surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of
        some part of it, effected by internal causes. --Whewell.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

       n 1: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole
            city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the
            earthquake was a disaster" [syn: calamity, disaster,
             tragedy, cataclysm]
       2: a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and
          misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe
          for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
          [syn: disaster]
       3: a sudden violent change in the earth's surface [syn: cataclysm]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  171 Moby Thesaurus words for "catastrophe":
     Z, accident, action, anagnorisis, angle, apodosis, architectonics,
     architecture, argument, atmosphere, background, bad luck,
     bitter end, bloodless revolution, blow, bouleversement, breakdown,
     breaking up, breakup, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, cave, cave-in,
     ceasing, cessation, characterization, clean slate, clean sweep,
     climax, coda, collapse, collision, color, completion, complication,
     computer revolution, conclusion, consummation, continuity,
     contretemps, contrivance, convulsion, counterrevolution,
     crack of doom, crack-up, crash, culmination, curtain, curtains,
     death, debacle, decease, denouement, design, destination, destiny,
     development, device, disaster, doom, effect, end, end point,
     end result, ending, envoi, epilogue, episode, eschatology,
     expiration, fable, failure, falling action, fate, fiasco,
     final result, final solution, final twitch, final words, finale,
     finality, finis, finish, gimmick, goal, grief, ill hap, incident,
     izzard, last, last act, last breath, last gasp, last things,
     last trumpet, last words, latter end, line, local color,
     misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, mood, motif, movement,
     mythos, nasty blow, omega, overthrow, overturn, palace revolution,
     payoff, period, peripeteia, peroration, pileup, plan, plot,
     quietus, radical change, recognition, resolution, resting place,
     revolt, revolution, revolutionary war, revulsion, rising action,
     scheme, secondary plot, shipwreck, shock, slant, smash, smashup,
     spasm, staggering blow, stoppage, stopping place, story,
     striking alteration, structure, subject, subplot, subversion,
     swan song, sweeping change, switch, tabula rasa,
     technological revolution, term, terminal, termination, terminus,
     thematic development, theme, tone, topic, total change, total loss,
     tragedy, transilience, twist, upset, violent change, washout,
     windup, wrack, wreck  

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