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A catastrophe is an extremely large-scale disaster, a horrible event.

It may also refer to:

Greek drama and poems

For persons or things with an alternate spelling, see Katastrophe

Catastrophic may refer to:

  • Catastrophic failure, complete failure of a system from which recovery is impossible (e.g. a bridge collapses)
  • Catastrophic, a difficulty rating in Dance Dance Revolution
  • Catastrophic, a metal band and side project of Obituary's guitarist Trevor Peres

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

CATASTROPHE (Gr. Karavrpoyhi, from KaraUTpk5ECv, to overturn), a term of the ancient Greek drama for the change in the plot which leads up to the conclusion. The word is thus used of any sudden change, particularly of a violent or disastrous na ture, and in geology of a cataclysm or great convulsion of the earth's surface.


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