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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an inevitable accident; such extraordinary interruption of the usual course of events as is not to be looked for in advance, and against which ordinary prudence could not guard.
  • n. See under Act.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events


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