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Word of the day
for March 25
pandemic adj
  1. (epidemiology) Of a disease: epidemic over a wide geographical area and affecting a large proportion of the population; also, of or pertaining to a disease of this nature.
  2. (usually derogatory) General, widespread. [...]
  3. (not comparable, Greek mythology, Roman mythology, rare) Alternative letter-case form of Pandemic (of Aphrodite Pandemos, the earthly aspect of the Greek goddess of beauty and love Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart Venus, as contrasted with the heavenly aspect known as Aphrodite Urania: earthly, physical, sensual.)

pandemic n

  1. (epidemiology) A pandemic disease; a disease that affects a wide geographical area and a large proportion of the population.

PointingHand.svg Two weeks ago, on 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be a pandemic.

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