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catastrophic 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˌkatəˈsträfik/,
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Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering,
  1. Involving or causing sudden great damage or suffering
    • - a catastrophic earthquake
  2. Involving a sudden and large-scale alteration in the state of something
    • - the body undergoes catastrophic collapse toward the state of a black hole
  3. Of or relating to geological catastrophism

  4. Extremely unfortunate or unsuccessful
    • - catastrophic mismanagement of the economy

  1. extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin; "a catastrophic depression"; "catastrophic illness"; "a ruinous course of action"
  2. (catastrophe) calamity: an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"
  3. (catastrophe) a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune; "lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system"; "his policies were a disaster"
  4. (catastrophe) a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
  5. (Catastrophe (book)) Catastrophe is a 2009 book co-written by American political commentator Dick Morris and his wife Eileen McGann, which spells out hypothetical catastrophic consequences of the Barack Obama administration policies and shows how the Obama administration could be stopped.
  6. (Catastrophe (drama)) In drama, particularly the tragedies of classical antiquity, the catastrophe is the final resolution in a poem or narrative plot, which unravels the intrigue and brings the piece to a close. ...
  7. (Catastrophe (musician)) Downsyde are an Australian hip hop group from Perth, Western Australia. The group is composed of six members, Optamus, Dazastah, Dyna-Mikes, DJ Armee, Cheeky, and Hi-Hat.
  8. (Catastrophe (play)) Catastrophe is a short play by Samuel Beckett, written in French in 1982 at the invitation of A.I.D.A. (Association Internationale de Défense des Artistes) and “[f]irst produced in the Avignon Festival (21 July 1982) … Beckett considered it ‘massacred. ...
  9. (Catastrophe (TV series)) Catastrophe is a five-part British documentary television series telling the story of the catastrophic events that shaped planet Earth. It is presented by Tony Robinson and was first aired on Channel 4 on 24 November 2008. ...
  10. Catastrophin, or KIF2, is a microtubal motor protein which causes destabilization, ie. increases dynamic instability, of the microtubule plus (+) end. It is specifically a kinesin-like protein with a motor domain situated in the middle portion of its heavy chain.
  11. Of or pertaining to a catastrophe; Disastrous; ruinous
  12. (catastrophe) Any large and disastrous event of great significance; A disaster beyond expectations; The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot in a tragedy; A type of bifurcation, where a system shifts between two stable states
  13. (CATASTROPHE) Term used for statistical recording purposes to refer to a single incident or a series of closely related incidents causing severe insured property losses totaling more than a given amount, currently $25 million.
  14. (Catastrophe) An incident or series of related incidents involving a substantial loss of property or causing substantial liability across a wide geographic area.
  15. (CATASTROPHE) An event or occurrence that causes a loss of extraordinarily large values.
  16. (Catastrophe) A severe loss causing sizable financial loss
  17. A catastrophe (as related to insurance) is a large and multiple series of losses beyond normal expectation or reasonable anticipation of loss by that particular cause of loss. For example, hurricanes causing very substantial damage, extended damage by flood, fire involving large areas, etc.
  18. (CATASTROPHE) A sudden, great disaster.
  19. (Catastrophe) A disaster affecting a specific geographic area. Catastrophes often cause injury or even death; most result in extensive property damage. Hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, and even large hailstorms are typical examples of catastrophes.
  20. (CATASTROPHE) n.  An award for the cat with the nicest buns.
  21. (Catastrophe) (voiced by Jim Cummings): The arch-nemesis of the Spy Dogs organization who serves as the primary antagonist of the series. A cat with mechanical tail, which he wore because his natural one was bitten off by a dog or lost in an accident in a rocking chair testing facility. ...
  22. (Catastrophe) A severe loss occurring within a specific period of time in excess of a certain dollar amount (such as $1 million).
  23. (Catastrophe) A sudden violent and widespread disaster that impacts on many organisations and/or results in substantial loss.
  24. (Catastrophe) A sudden, severe disaster that results in a large amount of damage and causes a high number of car and home insurance claims.
  25. (Catastrophe) An event that causes extremely large losses or a large number of losses in the same area.