catastrophe

The Correct spelling is: catastrophe

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  • n.
    1. A great, often sudden calamity.
    2. A complete failure; a fiasco: The food was cold, the guests quarreled—the whole dinner was a catastrophe.
    3. The concluding action of a drama, especially a classical tragedy, following the climax and containing a resolution of the plot.
    4. A sudden violent change in the earth's surface; a cataclysm.

    [Greek katastrophē, an overturning, ruin, conclusion, from katastrephein, to ruin, undo : kata-, cata- + strephein, to turn.]


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