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Definition of Catastrophe


  1. An event producing a subversion of the order or system of things; a final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature; hence, sudden calamity; great misfortune.
  2. The final event in a romance or a dramatic piece; a denouement, as a death in a tragedy, or a marriage in a comedy.
  3. A violent and widely extended change in the surface of the earth, as, an elevation or subsidence of some part of it, effected by internal causes.
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catastrophe in Dutch is onheil, ramp, catastrofe
catastrophe in German is Katastrophe
catastrophe in Swedish is katastrof