pandemic [ pan- dem-ik ] SHOW IPA / pænˈdɛm ɪk / PHONETIC RESPELLING WORD ORIGIN adjective (of a disease) prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world; epidemic over a large area. general; universal: pandemic fear of atomic war. Nearby words pandean pipes
pandects of justinian
panderly Origin of pandemic 1660–70;
Late Latin pandēm(us
common, public (
) the people +
adj. suffix) +
-ic Related forms pan·de·mi·a , [pan- dee-mee- uh] /pænˈdi mi ə/ noun pan·de·mic·i·ty , [pan-d uh- mis-i-tee] /ˌpæn dəˈmɪs ɪ ti/ noun in·ter·pan·dem·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pandemia adjective (of a disease) affecting persons over a wide geographical area; extensively epidemic Word Origin for pandemic
C17: from Late Latin
pandēmus, from Greek pandēmos general, from pan- + demos the people
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Word Origin and History for pandemia adj.
1660s, from Late Latin
pandemus, from Greek pandemos "pertaining to all people; public, common," from pan- "all" (see pan-) + demos "people" (see demotic). Modeled on epidemic. The noun is first recorded 1853, from the adjective.
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Medicine definitions for pandemia adj. Epidemic over a wide geographic area.
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Science definitions for pandemia An epidemic that spreads over a very wide area, such as an entire country or continent.
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Culture definitions for pandemia
epidemic affecting a large part of the population.
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