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Meaning of "megadeath" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MEGADEATH

megadeath  [ˈmɛɡəˌdɛθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MEGADEATH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Megadeath is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MEGADEATH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Megadeath

Megadeath is a term for one million deaths by nuclear explosion. The term was used by scientists and thinkers who strategized likely outcomes of all-out nuclear warfare. The Oxford English Dictionary's first citation for the term is a 1953 article from the Birmingham News, and it appears again in 1959 in the New Statesman. The term was used to refer to the "megadeath intellectuals", the group of thinkers surrounding RAND Corporation strategist Herman Kahn. The concept was notably discussed in Kahn's 1960 book, On Thermonuclear War. In the book, Kahn observes that "It was difficult for people to distinguish in the early 1950s between 2 million deaths and 100 million deaths. Today, after a decade of pondering these problems, we can make such distinctions perhaps all too clearly. Most of the decision makers and planners who have been facing the prospects of a thermonuclear war would find it difficult to distinguish between zero and two million deaths and very easy to distinguish between two million and a hundred million deaths.

Definition of megadeath in the English dictionary

The definition of megadeath in the dictionary is the death of a million people, esp in a nuclear war or attack.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MEGADEATH


death
dɛθ
life-and-death
ˈlaɪfəndˈdɛθ
life-or-death
ˌlaɪfəˈdɛθ
predeath
priːˈdɛθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MEGADEATH

megacephalic
megacephalous
megacephaly
megachurch
megacities
megacity
megacorporation
megacurie
megacycle
megadeal
megadose
megadyne
Megaera
megafarad
megafauna
megafaunal
megaflop
megaflora
megafog
megagamete

WORDS THAT END LIKE MEGADEATH

a matter of life and death
accidental death
brain death
breath
catch one´s death
cot death
dance of death
flog to death
heat death
in at the death
kiss of death
like grim death
living death
maternal death
programmed cell death
put to death
scared to death
sudden cardiac death
sudden death
to death
wall of death

Synonyms and antonyms of megadeath in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «megadeath» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MEGADEATH

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

Translator English - Chinese

megadeath
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

megadeath
570 millions of speakers

English

megadeath
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

megadeath
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

megadeath
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

MEGADEATH
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

megadeath
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

megadeath
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Megadeth
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Megadeath
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Megadeath
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大量死
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

megadeath
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Megadeath
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

megadeath
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெகாடெத்தினால்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेगाडेथ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

megadeath
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

megadeath
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Megadeath
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

MEGADEATH
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

megadeath
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Megadeath
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

megadeath
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Megadeath
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Megadeath
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of megadeath

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MEGADEATH»

The term «megadeath» is regularly used and occupies the 73.971 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MEGADEATH» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MEGADEATH»

Discover the use of megadeath in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to megadeath and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Healing Earth in All Her Dimensions: Personal, Species and ...
Such a LEAP in evolution is a profound shift in reality for the entire species: a megadeath, a megashift, a megaLEAP. Megadeath is bigger than the death of any individual being. Megadeath is far beyond your traditional definitions of death.
‎2008
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Megadeath
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Megadeath (or megacorpse) is a term for one million deaths by nuclear explosion.
Germain Adriaan, 2012
3
The A-Z of Death and Dying
However, since mass death is commonly used when referring to animal or insect deaths, the term megadeath appears to be more limited in scope and is used to refer only to human deaths, typically to such human deaths that occur as a result  ...
Michael John Brennan, 2014
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Moel's Cradle
“What? Here's some more.” She threw another pile on to the seat. “You got any Laibach?” “What? No, you can't get it on tape. Have to record it on Chris's deck if we can get a disc, IF.” She disappeared back to the bags. “MegaDeath, you got ...
Charles Morgan, 2009
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If Life's An Experiment, I'm A Lab Rat
Let's start with shopping. We've all taken bets while watching two people fight about getting their precious little darling (who's probably locked in some closet at home with a ribbon around it that says Do Not Open 'Til Xmas) the last MegaDeath ...
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The A - Z of Nuclear Jargon (Routledge Revivals)
megadeath the election of President Kennedy, massive retaliation was a dead duck; a new SIOP was worked out and US nuclear policy turned to counterforce targeting and later MAD. MBFR talks acronym for Mutual and Balanced Force ...
Jonathon Green, 2014
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Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 ...
THE AGE OF MEGADEATH AND MICRODEATH We are alsofacing awholenew reality as we live surrounded by clinics with frozen human embryos, millionsto be destroyed either by active malice or by passive allowance. Once again, we face ...
R. Albert Mohler, Jr., 2009
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My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of ...
Alvin Miller. Fairy bowling! The idea of the sport is to see how many tenpins - dolls - you can bowl over. I'm the best ever at the sport! I can knock over millions of dolls! Knock 'em dead! Megadeath! '♪ One by one they all fall One by one they all ...
Alvin Miller, 2009
9
On Thermonuclear War
Kahn's stated purpose in writing this book was simply: "avoiding disaster and buying time, without specifying the use of this time." By the late 1950s, with both sides H-bomb-armed, reason and time were in short supply.
Herman Kahn, 2011
10
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health-and How We ...
RETURN. OF. THE. MEGADEATH. The wild swings in weather that are expected to become commonplace on a warmer planet—more frequent and severe droughts followed by drenching ...
Linda Marsa, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MEGADEATH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term megadeath is used in the context of the following news items.
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Heavy metal upgrade to detect antimatter
¹ Disclaimer: This does not mean that listening to Megadeath will enable you to see positrons! Ben Still is a research associate at Queen Mary, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
EXPOSURES: Hundreds of thousands of rabid fans descend on …
This year's edition featured everything from The Rolling Stones to Jack Ü to Megadeath to Future Islands. It's a diverse lineup that attracts the ... «ChartAttack, Jul 15»
3
Notes-Worthy: Shawn Farbman of Pet Roxx
... Bullet Boys and Stabbing Westward in addition to performing in 1997 at the Milwaukee Metal Festival where Megadeath was the headliner. «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Vine: If you ask Siri to play loud farts, you get a very unusual song
... everyone is entitled to their own opinion, plus I secretly think that all Megadeath fans have some Rihanna on their iPod and vice-versa. «JOE, Jul 15»
5
Desire for power drives megadeath
Desire for power drives megadeath. 10 Jul 2015 00:00 George Monbiot. Killing elephants and rhinos for even a part of their bodies wounds our humanity and ... «Mail & Guardian Online, Jul 15»
6
At The Gates Announce Fall 2015 Tour Dates
They will be performing with the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Megadeath, Judas Priest and Korn throughout these various festivals. At The Gates ... «mxdwn.com, Jul 15»
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MUSIC REVIEW: John Fogerty revisits 1969 at Wolf Trap
... he seemed to enjoy watching a keyboard blitz by bandmate Bob Malone and fiery solo from former Megadeath bass player James LoMenzo. «Washington Times, Jul 15»
8
Yes guitarist Chris Squire dies
Former Metallica lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, who co-founded Megadeath tweeted: "A tremendous talent and a terribly sad loss. Prayers to ... «Yahoo TV UK, Jun 15»
9
Bands line up for Exile festival
Other acts performing include festival favourites Shamus O'Blivion and the Megadeath Morrismen, A Harp and a Monkey, DH Lawrence Skiffle ... «Eastwood Advertiser, Jun 15»
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Blu-ray Review: The Decline of Western Civilization: Collection
Pretty much only Megadeath made it big. But the others are amazing examples of the time with their shiny glam looks. The people in the movie ... «Inside Pulse, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Megadeath [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/megadeath>. Apr 2020 ».
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