Meaning of “fallout” in the English Dictionary

"fallout" in American English

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falloutnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfɔlˌɑʊt/

fallout noun [ U ] (EFFECT)

the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event:

He blamed the political fallout from the scandal on the Republicans.

fallout noun [ U ] (DUST)

the radioactive dust in the air after a nuclear device explodes

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

"fallout" in Business English

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falloutnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈfɔːlaʊt/ us

the bad things that happen after a particular event:

The fallout from the banking crisis has been global.

(Definition of “fallout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)