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Catastrophe vs. Catastrophy

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Catastrophenoun

Any large and disastrous event of great significance.

Catastrophynoun

misspelling of catastrophe

Catastrophenoun

(insurance) A disaster beyond expectations

Catastrophenoun

(narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot; the dénouement.

Catastrophenoun

(mathematics) A type of bifurcation, where a system shifts between two stable states.

Catastrophenoun

An event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great misfortune.

‘The strange catastrophe of affairs now at London.’; ‘The most horrible and portentous catastrophe that nature ever yet saw.’;

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Catastrophenoun

The final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a comedy.

Catastrophenoun

A violent and widely extended change in the surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of some part of it, effected by internal causes.

Catastrophenoun

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune;

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

Catastrophenoun

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’;

Catastrophenoun

a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

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