- The definition of pandemic is widespread, particularly a disease that affects many people.
An example of pandemic used as an adjective is in the phrase "pandemic flu," which means a flu that is sickening people in a large geographic area.
- Pandemic is defined as a widespread disease.
An example of a pandemic was the Black Death in 14th century Europe.
Origin of pandemic; from Late Latin pandemus ; from Classical Greek pand?mos ; from pan, all (see pan-) + d?mos, the people: see democracy
- Widespread; general.
- Medicine Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population: pandemic influenza.
Origin of pandemicFrom Late Latin pand&emacron;mus, from Greek pand&emacron;mos, of all the people : pan-, pan- + d&emacron;mos, people; see da- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more pandemic, superlative most pandemic)
- A pandemic disease; a disease that hits a wide geographical area and affects a large proportion of the population.
From Late Latin pandÄ“mus (“affecting all the people, public, general"), from Ancient Greek Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + Î´á¿†Î¼Î¿Ï‚ (dÄ“mos, “the people").