a) Widespread; general.

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

b) Epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population.
2. noun
A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
See Also: endemic, epidemic

Wikipedia foundation.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pandemic — PANDÉMIC, Ă, pandemici, ce, adj. (Despre boli) (Care are caracter) de pandemie. – Din fr. pandémique. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  pandémic adj. m., pl. pandémici; f. sg. pandémică, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • Pandemic — Pan*dem ic, a. [L. pandemus, Gr. ?, ?; pa^s, pa^n, all + ? the people: cf. F. pand[ e]mique.] Affecting a whole people or a number of countries; everywhere epidemic. n. A pandemic disease. Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pandemic — [pan dem′ik] adj. [< LL pandemus < Gr pandēmos < pan, all (see PAN ) + dēmos, the people: see DEMOCRACY] prevalent over a whole area, country, etc.; universal; general; specif., epidemic over a large region: said of a disease n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • pandemic — index general, omnibus, predominant, prevailing (current), prevalent, rife Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • pandemic — (adj.) 1666, from Gk. pandemos pertaining to all people, from pan all + demos people (see DEMOTIC (Cf. demotic)). Modeled on EPIDEMIC (Cf. epidemic). The noun is first recorded 1853, from the adj …   Etymology dictionary

  • pandemic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or large part of the world. ► NOUN ▪ an outbreak of such a disease. ORIGIN from Greek pan all + d mos people …   English terms dictionary

  • Pandemic — A pandemic (from Greek παν pan all + δήμος demos people) is an epidemic of infectious disease that spreads through human populations across a large region; for instance a continent, or even worldwide.DefinitionAccording to the World Health… …   Wikipedia

  • Pandemic — An epidemic (a sudden outbreak) that becomes very widespread and affects a whole region, a continent, or the world. By contrast: {{}}An epidemic affects more than the expected number of cases of disease occurring in a community or region during a …   Medical dictionary

  • pandemic — A pandemic disease is one prevalent throughout a country, a continent, or the entire world. Pandemic suggests universal, widespread, and general : Fear of atomic warfare is pandemic. See also epidemic …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • pandemic — [[t]pænde̱mɪk[/t]] pandemics N COUNT A pandemic is an occurrence of a disease that affects many people over a very wide area. [FORMAL] They feared a new cholera pandemic... One pandemic of Spanish flu took nearly 22 million lives worldwide …   English dictionary

  • pandemic — n. an epidemic so widely spread that vast numbers of people in different countries are affected. The Black Death, the epidemic plague that ravaged Europe in the fourteenth century and killed over one third of the population, was a classical… …   The new mediacal dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”