Definition of Fatality

1. Noun. A death resulting from an accident or a disaster. "A decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"

Exact synonyms: Human Death
Generic synonyms: Death, Decease, Expiry
Specialized synonyms: Killing, Violent Death, Casualty, Fatal Accident

2. Noun. The quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters.
Generic synonyms: Deadliness, Lethality
Derivative terms: Fatal

Definition of Fatality

1. n. The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.

Definition of Fatality

1. Noun. The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortality. ¹

3. Noun. That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event. ¹

4. Noun. A death. ¹

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Definition of Fatality

1. a death resulting from an unexpected occurrence [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Fatality

1. 1. A condition, disease, or disaster ending in death. 2. An individual instance of death. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatality

fat tails
fat tax
fat taxes
fat tide
fata morgana
fatal accident
fatal outcome
fatality (current term)
fatality rate

Literary usage of Fatality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transportation Expressions (1996) by Richard Feldman (1998)
"(FAA4) Fatal Accident: See also fatality. Fatal Accident: 1 ) A motor vehicle traffic accident resulting in one or more fatal injuries. ..."

2. Ageing and Transport: Mobility Needs and Safety Issues by Oecd (2001)
"This is most evident when using casualty or fatality rates per journey as a ... Figure 34 shows the fatality rate for injuries of all levels of severity per ..."

3. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1895)
"Of the 300 cases treated with serum with a total fatality of 26 per cent, ... of not operated croup, 4 pure, fatality 0; 6 associated, fatality 16.6 per ..."

4. Sketches and Reminiscences of the Radical Club of Chestnut Street, Boston by Mary Elizabeth Fiske Sargent (1880)
"fatality. Bv JOHN WEISS. MR. WEISS treated in the most delightful manner the subject of "fatality," which he illustrated by the Greek story of (Edipus. ..."

5. Personal Sketches of His Own Times by Jonah Barrington (1827)
"A singular fatality had attended the ... but, after all, I suspect the most natural way of accounting for the fatality alluded to is, that the old gentlemen ..."

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