Meaning of “calamity” in the English Dictionary

"calamity" in British English

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calamitynoun [ C ]

uk /kəˈlæm.ə.ti/ us /kəˈlæm.ə.t̬i/

(Definition of “calamity” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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calamitynoun [ C ]

us /kəˈlæm·ɪ·t̬i/

an event that causes much suffering to many people:

The factory closings were a calamity for the whole city.

(Definition of “calamity” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)