disaster

an event which causes great harm, damage or death; catastrophe

Disaster

(1) An act of nature or an act of man which is or threatens to be of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant emergency assistance. (2) A disruption of the human ecology which the affected community cannot absorb with its own resources.

Disaster

A disaster is a serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society involving widespread human, material, economic or environmental losses and impacts, which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. In contemporary academia, disasters are seen as the consequence of inappropriately mana...
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disaster

(dĭ-zas´tәr) a situation that produces damage and varying amounts of destruction; there is a three-tiered classification for disasters, based on the number of casualties. See also emergency.
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disaster

[n] - an act that has disastrous consequences
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Disaster

• (v. t.) To blast by the influence of a baleful star. • (n.) An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap. • (n.) An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent. • (v. t.) To bring harm upon; to in...
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disaster

noun an act that has disastrous consequences
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Disaster

Dis·as'ter noun [ French désastre ; prefix dés- (L. dis- ) + astre star, from Latin astrum ; a word of astrological origin. See Aster , Astral , Star .] 1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence ...
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Disaster

Dis·as'ter transitive verb 1. To blast by the influence of a baleful star. [ Obsolete] Sir P. Sidney. 2. To bring harm upon; to injure. [ R.] Thomson.
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disaster

1. An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent. 'Disasters in the sun.' (Shak) ... 2. An adverse or unfortunate event, especially. A sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap. 'But noble souls, through dust and heat, Rise from disaster and defeat The s...
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Disaster

A catastrophic event characterised by the fact that the casualties usually outweigh the facilities for treating them.
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Disaster

A critical event that may have an impact on the business such as to significantly reduce its ability to operate, its reputation or its financial security.
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Disaster

Any incident that causes a severe disruption to the working environment of a business or organisational unit, as defined by the facilities and personnel, which results in an inability to function or to provide service to internal or external customers.
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Disaster

It is a points game where the winner is the one who has collected the minimum points as points are given for bad shots.
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Disaster

Major disturbances in the life of a community or population which occur sufficiently often to leave their record in the 'genetic memory' of the population (cf. Catastrophe).
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