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pandemic (adj.)

的疾病,"发生在整个民族或地区",1660年代,来自拉丁文晚期 pandemus ,来自希腊文 pandemos "与所有人有关;公共的,共同的",来自 pan- "所有"(见 pan- )+ dēmos "人民"(见 demotic )。模仿 epidemic ; OED报告说,它"区别于 epidemic ,可能意味着局限于一个较小的区域"。名词"大流行病",到1853年就有记载,来自形容词。相关内容: Pandemia .

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Definitions of pandemic from WordNet
1
pandemic (adj.)
epidemic over a wide geographical area;
a pandemic outbreak of malaria
pandemic (adj.)
existing everywhere;
pandemic fear of nuclear war
2
pandemic (n.)
an epidemic that is geographically widespread; occurring throughout a region or even throughout the world;
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