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- The event of small airborne particles falling to the ground in significant quantities as a result of major industrial activity, volcano eruption, sandstorm, nuclear explosion, etc.
- John walked everyday to his downtown job.
2017 April 6, Samira Shackle, “On the frontline with Karachi’s ambulance drivers”, in the Guardian:
- It was 5 February 2010 and Safdar had already dealt with the fallout of one explosion that day: an hour before, a motorbike laden with explosives had slammed into a bus carrying Shia Muslims to a religious procession.
- The particles themselves.
- On 26 April 1986 the reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area.
- A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.
- (rare) A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.
- (rare) The person who declines such an offer.
- (radio, television, broadcasting) An impromptu guest used to fill in for another guest spot who is a no show or who has cancelled last minute
Terms derived from fallout
- area of militarily significant fallout
- atmospheric fallout
- borrower fallout
- chemical fallout
- fallout contour
- fallout pattern
- fallout prediction
- fallout risk
- fallout safe height of burst
event of airborne particles falling to the ground
particles that fall to the ground
negative side effect
person who declines such an offer
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