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"fallout" in British English

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falloutnoun [U]

uk   /ˈfɔːl.aʊt/  us   /ˈfɑːl-/

fallout noun [U] (NUCLEAR)

the radioactivedust in the ​air after a ​nuclearexplosion: cancerdeathscaused by fallout fromweaponstesting

fallout noun [U] (UNPLEASANT RESULT)

the ​unpleasantresults or ​effects of an ​action or ​event: The political fallout of the ​revelations has been ​immense.
(Definition of fallout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fallout" in American English

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falloutnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfɔlˌɑʊt/

fallout noun [U] (EFFECT)

the ​unpleasantresults or ​effects of an ​action or ​event: He ​blamed the ​political fallout from the ​scandal on the Republicans.

fallout noun [U] (DUST)

the radioactivedust in the ​air after a ​nucleardeviceexplodes
(Definition of fallout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fallout" in Business English

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falloutnoun [S]

uk   us   /ˈfɔːlaʊt/
the ​bad things that ​happen after a particular ​event: The fallout from the ​bankingcrisis has been ​global.
(Definition of fallout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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