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Accident vs. Disaster

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Accidentnoun

An unexpected event with negative consequences occurring without the intention of the one suffering the consequences.

‘to die by an accident’;

Disasternoun

An unexpected natural or man-made catastrophe of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life or sometimes permanent change to the natural environment.

‘People would suffer disasters when society's morality degenerates.’;

Accidentnoun

Especially, a collision or similar unintended event that causes damage or death.

‘There was a huge accident on I5 involving 15 automobiles.’; ‘My insurance went up after the second accident in three months.’;

Disasternoun

An unforeseen event causing great loss, upset or unpleasantness of whatever kind.

Accidentnoun

Any chance event.

Disasternoun

An unpropitious or baleful aspect of a planet or star; malevolent influence of a heavenly body; hence, an ill portent.

‘Disasters in the sun.’;

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Accidentnoun

(uncountable) Chance.

Disasternoun

An adverse or unfortunate event, esp. a sudden and extraordinary misfortune; a calamity; a serious mishap.

‘But noble souls, through dust and heat,Rise from disaster and defeatThe stronger.’;

Accidentnoun

Any property, fact, or relation that is the result of chance or is nonessential.

‘Beauty is an accident.’;

Disasterverb

To blast by the influence of a baleful star.

Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An instance of incontinence.

Disasterverb

To bring harm upon; to injure.

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Accidentnoun

(euphemistic) An unintended pregnancy.

Disasternoun

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’;

Accidentnoun

A quality or attribute in distinction from the substance, as sweetness, softness.

Disasternoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;

‘the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity’; ‘the earthquake was a disaster’;

Accidentnoun

(grammar) A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, such as gender, number, or case.

Disasternoun

an act that has disastrous consequences

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Accidentnoun

(geology) An irregular surface feature with no apparent cause.

Disaster

A disaster is a serious problem occurring over a short or long period of time that causes widespread human, material, economic or environmental loss which exceeds the ability of the affected community or society to cope using its own resources. Developing countries suffer the greatest costs when a disaster hits – more than 95% of all deaths caused by hazards occur in developing countries, and losses due to natural hazards are 20 times greater (as a percentage of GDP) in developing countries than in industrialized countries.

Accidentnoun

(heraldry) A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Accidentnoun

(legal) casus; such unforeseen, extraordinary, extraneous interference as is out of the range of ordinary calculation.

Accidentnoun

Appearance, manifestation.

Accidentnoun

Literally, a befalling; an event that takes place without one's foresight or expectation; an undesigned, sudden, and unexpected event; chance; contingency; often, an undesigned and unforeseen occurrence of an afflictive or unfortunate character; a casualty; a mishap; as, to die by an accident.

‘Of moving accidents by flood and field.’; ‘Thou cam'st not to thy place by accident:It is the very place God meant for thee.’;

Accidentnoun

A property attached to a word, but not essential to it, as gender, number, case.

Accidentnoun

A point or mark which may be retained or omitted in a coat of arms.

Accidentnoun

A property or quality of a thing which is not essential to it, as whiteness in paper; an attribute.

Accidentnoun

Any accidental property, fact, or relation; an accidental or nonessential; as, beauty is an accident.

‘This accident, as I call it, of Athens being situated some miles from the sea.’;

Accidentnoun

Unusual appearance or effect.

Accidentnoun

a mishap; especially one causing injury or death

Accidentnoun

anything that happens by chance without an apparent cause

Accidentnoun

an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury

‘if you are unable to work owing to accident or sickness’; ‘he had an accident at the factory’;

Accidentnoun

a crash involving road or other vehicles

‘four people were killed in a road accident’;

Accidentnoun

an incidence of incontinence by a child or animal

‘he had a little accident, but I washed his shorts out’;

Accidentnoun

an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause

‘the pregnancy was an accident’; ‘it is no accident that Manchester has produced more than its fair share of professional comics’;

Accidentnoun

the working of fortune; chance

‘members belong to the House of Lords through hereditary right or accident of birth’;

Accidentnoun

(in Aristotelian thought) a property of a thing which is not essential to its nature.

Accident

An accident is an unintended, normally unwanted event that was not directly caused by humans. The term accident implies that nobody should be blamed, but the event may have been caused by unrecognized or unaddressed risks.

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