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- catastrophë (now rare)
catastrophe (plural catastrophes)
- Any large and disastrous event of great significance.
- (insurance) A disaster beyond expectations
- (narratology) The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy.
- (mathematics) A type of bifurcation, where a system shifts between two stable states.
any large and disastrous event of great significance
disaster beyond expectations
Ancient Greek tragedies: the solution of the plot
mathematics: type of bifurcation
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From Ancient Greek, see above
catastrophe f (plural catastrophes)