pandemic Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “pandemic” - English Dictionary

"pandemic" in American English

See all translations

pandemicnoun [C]

us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
a dangerous disease that infects many people at one time: What can be done to prevent a bird flu pandemic?
pandemic
adjective [not gradable] us   /pænˈdem·ɪk/
Scientists who study viruses say they don't know what a pandemic strain would look like.
(Definition of pandemic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"pandemic" in British English

See all translations

pandemicadjective

uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ us   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized
(of a disease) existing in almost all of an area or in almost all of a group of people, animals, or plants: In some parts of the world malaria is still pandemic.

pandemicnoun [C]

uk   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ us   /pænˈdem.ɪk/ specialized
a pandemic disease: a pandemic of influenza an influenza pandemic
(Definition of pandemic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pandemic”
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病)大规模流行的,广泛蔓延的…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病)大規模流行的,廣泛蔓延的…
What is the pronunciation of pandemic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunscreen

a substance that you put on your skin to prevent it from being damaged by the sun

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More