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Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
James Levine

Meaning of "cataclysmic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATACLYSMIC

cataclysmic  [ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATACLYSMIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cataclysmic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CATACLYSMIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cataclysm

The term cataclysm (from the Greek kataklysmos, to 'wash down' (kluzein "wash" + kata "down") may refer to: ▪ Deluge (mythology) ▪ a hypothetical Doomsday event ▪ any catastrophic geological phenomenon ▪ volcanic eruption ▪ earthquake, the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves ▪ more generally, any large-scale disaster...

Definition of cataclysmic in the English dictionary

The definition of cataclysmic in the dictionary is of or relating to a violent upheaval, esp of a political, military, or social nature.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATACLYSMIC


algorismic
ˌælɡəˈrɪzmɪk
aseismic
eɪˈsaɪzmɪk
coseismic
kəʊˈsaɪzmɪk
cosmic
ˈkɒzmɪk
cytoplasmic
ˌsaɪtəʊˈplæzmɪk
endoplasmic
ˌɛndəʊˈplæzmɪk
erethismic
ˌɛrɪˈθɪzmɪk
isoseismic
ˌaɪsəʊˈsaɪzmɪk
microcosmic
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈkɒzmɪk
microseismic
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsaɪzmɪk
multiorgasmic
ˌmʌltɪɔːˈɡæzmɪk
organismic
ˌɔːɡənˈɪzmɪk
orgasmic
ɔːˈɡæzmɪk
osmic
ˈɒzmɪk
paroxysmic
ˌpærəkˈsɪzmɪk
protoplasmic
ˌprəʊtəʊˈplæzmɪk
sarcoplasmic
ˌsɑːkəʊˈplæzmɪk
seismic
ˈsaɪzmɪk
strabismic
strəˈbɪzmɪk
trismic
ˈtrɪzmɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATACLYSMIC

catacaustic
catachresis
catachrestic
catachrestical
catachrestically
cataclases
cataclasis
cataclasm
cataclasmic
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysm
cataclysmal
cataclysmically
catacomb
catacombs
catacoustics
catacumbal
catadioptric
catadioptrical

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATACLYSMIC

anosmic
archiplasmic
archoplasmic
axoplasmic
cataclasmic
chasmic
deutoplasmic
ectoplasmic
embolismic
exosmic
fantasmic
hyaloplasmic
idioplasmic
macrocosmic
nucleoplasmic
pancosmic
phantasmic
plasmic
tenesmic
toxoplasmic

Synonyms and antonyms of cataclysmic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CATACLYSMIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cataclysmic» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cataclysmic

Translation of «cataclysmic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATACLYSMIC

Find out the translation of cataclysmic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cataclysmic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cataclysmic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cataclísmica
570 millions of speakers

English

cataclysmic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दुर्घटना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جائحة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катастрофический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cataclísmico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভয়ানক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cataclysmique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cataclysmic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

umwälzend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大洪水の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

격변
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cataclysmic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đại hồng thủy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிரளய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रलयासंबंधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

afet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cataclysmic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kataklizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катастрофічний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cataclismic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατακλυσμική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rampspoedige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omvälvande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kataklysmisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cataclysmic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACLYSMIC»

The term «cataclysmic» is regularly used and occupies the 74.334 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACLYSMIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cataclysmic

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5 QUOTES WITH «CATACLYSMIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cataclysmic.
1
Tom Brokaw
I had this unusual mix of curiosity, the ability to write in ways people understood, and when I appeared, viewers seemed to trust me to get them through some cataclysmic changes.
2
Werner Herzog
Life on our planet has been a constant series of cataclysmic events, and we are more suitable for extinction than a trilobite or a reptile. So we will vanish. There's no doubt in my heart.
3
James Levine
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion that whether they make this or that gesture is going to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
4
Josh McDowell
Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
5
Kenzaburo Oe
The way Japan had tried to build up a modern state modelled on the West was cataclysmic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATACLYSMIC»

Discover the use of cataclysmic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cataclysmic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cataclysmic Variable Stars - How and Why They Vary
This text provides a clear explanation and thorough overview of this phenomena at a level accessible to the advanced amateur or undergraduate student.
Coel Hellier, 2001
2
Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them
This book is about observing dramatic and often bizarre cosmic events.
Martin Mobberley, 2009
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Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects
Colloquium No. 72 of the International Astronomical Union covered many observations and theoretical developments in the field of cataclysmic variables and related objects.
International Astronomical Union. Colloquium, Mario Livio, G. Shaviv, 1983
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Cataclysmic Variables and Related Objects: Proceedings of ...
These proceedings present reviews and new results in the observational and theoretical study of cataclysmic variables (CVs) and related objects.
International Astronomical Union. Colloquium, A. Evans, Janet H. Wood, 1996
5
Cataclysmic Variable Stars
This timely volume provides the first comprehensive survey of cataclysmic variable stars, integrating theory and observation into a single, synthesised text.
Brian Warner, 2003
6
Cataclysmic variables: proceedings of the conference held in ...
Audience: Astronomers interested in cataclysmic variables.
Antonio Bianchini, Massimo Della Valle, Marina Orio, 1995
7
Cataclysmic Variables and Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries: ...
Proceedings of the 7th North American Workshop held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A., January 12-15, 1983
D.Q. Lamb, J. Patterson, 2011
8
Munching maggots, Noah's flood & TV heart attacks: and other ...
Get smarter! Impress your friends! Impress yourself with this fascinating volume of fantasticallyinformative facts.
Karl Kruszelnicki, 1999
9
Arabian War Games: Cataclysmic Wars Redraw the Map of the ...
Ali al Shihabi analyzes the two most dangerous political fault lines running across the Middle East today: the Arab-Israeli conflict and Arabian-Iranian tensions.
Ali Al Shihabi, 2012
10
Kinematics and Space Densities for the Local Cataclysmic ...
Finally, I use the mean absolute magnitudes for each CV subtype to calculate lower limits on their space densities.
Christopher Scott Peters, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATACLYSMIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cataclysmic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Doctor Who series 9: Rachel Talalay on this year's "completely …
He said that “the photo shows the Doctor about to make a mistake that has cataclysmic repercussions”… Here's another image, seemingly a ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
2
Greek Debt Crisis: What Currency Will Greeks Use If Greece Leaves …
... considering the cataclysmic dangers that monetary systems like the eurozone present. “If you have only one currency and it fails, people are ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
3
Tony Martin braves cobbles to take yellow jersey
Probably the last thing the riders wanted following stage three's cataclysmic crashes was what awaited them on the way from Seraing in ... «FRANCE 24, Jul 15»
4
How Preaching Moved From Solid Theology to Pop Psychology
The repercussions of this have been cataclysmic. Now it has become popular that theology is not important enough for the average Christian, ... «Charisma News, Jul 15»
5
Europe is blowing itself apart over Greece - and nobody can stop it
Like a tragedy from Euripides, the long struggle between Greece and Europe's creditor powers is reaching a cataclysmic end that nobody ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
6
From the Civil War to the Islamic State Group, a Parade of Warnings
From the Civil War 150 years ago to a possible nuclear deal that could be a hedge against a cataclysmic war with Iran, our track record ... «U.S. News & World Report, Jul 15»
7
Lil Wayne - Free Weezy Album
Enlisting Bibi Bourelly on the chorus, “Without You” is even more cataclysmic, with Wayne's bars lacking any semblance of fervor despite the ... «HipHopDX, Jul 15»
8
When dinosaurs walked Golden Bay
The dinosaurs of New Zealand became extinct after the cataclysmic extraterrestrial event that destroyed much of life on earth, Dr Browne said. «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
9
Giant final wave of 2015 Fantasia festival films includes “ATTACK …
Ten millennia after cataclysmic ruin, the world is a place of impossible wonders and monstrosities. A distinctly Chinese work of digitally ... «FANGORIA, Jul 15»
10
RBI's measures, BJP government's policies shield Indian markets …
... and step-up in government expenditure are taken into account, the global jitters (unless they are of a cataclysmic nature) lose their sting. «Economic Times, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Cataclysmic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cataclysmic>. Jun 2019 ».
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