casualty - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “casualty”

See all translations

casualty

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkæʒjuəlti/ ( plural casualties)
something or someone that suffers or fails because of an event: a casualty of sth Nonprofit groups may find funding for their projects among the first casualties of the budget problem. Relationships can become a casualty of workplace stress.the first/latest/major casualty Smith is the latest casualty in a series of sackings at the organization.
LAW a person who is killed or injured in an accident, attack, etc.: cause/inflict casualties Food products have been contaminated, causing human casualties and considerable economic loss. reduce/minimize/prevent casualties sustain/suffer casualties
INSURANCE property that is damaged or destroyed in an accident, or the accident that causes this: The hirer was liable for the collision, unless the casualty was proved to have been caused by the failure of the boat's owners to make it seaworthy.
(Definition of casualty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of casualty?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “casualty”

Definitions of “casualty” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More