a disease prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world.
- pan·de·mi·a [pan-dee-mee-uh], /pænˈdi mi ə/, noun
- pan·de·mic·i·ty [pan-duh-mis-i-tee], /ˌpæn dəˈmɪs ɪ ti/, noun
- in·ter·pan·dem·ic, adjective
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How to use pandemic in a sentence
Take Me Fishing has current info on state regulations, which are constantly evolving under pandemic guidelines.
They ranked the pandemic ninth in importance out of 15 potential threats.Poll: Sharp partisan differences now exist on foreign policy, views of American exceptionalism | Dan Balz, Scott Clement | September 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Golf was one of the first sports to return both professionally and recreationally during the coronavirus pandemic.‘One endless loop’: How Golf is using its new retail marketplace as a first-party data play | Kayleigh Barber | September 16, 2020 | Digiday
The IBM Research Center represents the company’s earliest site to reopen amid the pandemic’s shutdowns.IBM plans a huge leap in superfast quantum computing by 2023 | rhhackettfortune | September 15, 2020 | Fortune
It’s a Wednesday evening in March, and the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging Italy.Vittorio Brumotti Serves Vigilante Justice on a Bike | Tom Vanderbilt | September 15, 2020 | Outside Online
The Ebola pandemic in West Africa is having a disastrous effect on tourism on the whole continent.Ebola Could Deal a Death Blow to Africa’s Wildlife | Brandon Presser | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If there is a pandemic to be actually worried about, it's the pandemic of fear as we approach the midterm elections.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gerald Ford and the swine flu pandemic that never happened in 1976 is a cautionary tale that government action can backfire.
You were commended after the avian flu pandemic for your ability to forge such close friendships with international leaders.
In contrast, the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic infected 60 million Americans in just about the same five-month period of time.
pandemic, pan-dem′ik, adj. incident to a whole people, epidemic.
Another great pandemic, beginning in 1364, spread over the whole of the then known world and appeared in its most virulent form.Insects and Diseases | Rennie W. Doane
The disease is nearly always epidemic, though at intervals it appears to be pandemic and in certain districts almost endemic.
Now the first species of pestilence is called pandemic; this causes those who live in dry places to be attacked by frequent heats.The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus | Ammianus Marcellinus
Uranian Aphrodite was distinguished from her pandemic sister by chastened lust-repelling loveliness.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece | John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for pandemic
(of a disease) affecting persons over a wide geographical area; extensively epidemic
a pandemic disease
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Scientific definitions for pandemic
An epidemic that spreads over a very wide area, such as an entire country or continent.
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Cultural definitions for pandemic
A widespread epidemic affecting a large part of the population.
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