Complete Definition of "epidemic"

English

Etymology
Borrowed from F. épidémique < épidémie borrowed from L. epidemia borrowed from AGr. polytonic|á¼ÏÎ¹Î´Î®Î¼Î¹Î¿Ï (epidÄmios) < polytonic|á¼Ïί (epi) "upon" + polytonic|δá¿Î¼Î¿Ï (dÄmos) "people"

Noun
en-noun

  1. widespread|Widespread disease that affects many individuals in a population
  2. context|Epidemiology An occurrence of a disease or disorder in a population at a frequency higher than that expected in a given time period.

Antonyms
endemic

Translations

Dutch: t+|nl|epidemie
Esperanto: epidemio
Finnish: t+|fi|epidemia
French: épidémie
German: Epidemie f (1)
Spanish: t-|es|epidemia|f
mid
Greek: t|el|εÏιδημία|f|sc=Grek
Italian: t+|it|epidemia|f, t+|it|contagio|m
Japanese: ç«ãã (ãããã, ekirei)
Polish: t+|pl|epidemia
Portuguese: t+|pt|epidemia|f

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Like or having to do with an epidemic; widespread

#:Epidemic hysteria occurred upon the incumbentâs reelection.

Translations

Dutch: epidemisch
Esperanto: t-|eo|epidemia|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: t-|fi|epideeminen
German: epidemisch
mid
Greek: t|el|εÏιδημικÏÏ|sc=Grek
Italian: epidemico m, epidemica f
Portuguese: epidêmico

Antonyms
endemic

Related terms
pandemic
epizootic
enzootic

Category:Greek derivations

ar:epidemic
fa:epidemic
fr:epidemic
io:epidemic
id:epidemic
it:epidemic
hu:epidemic
pl:epidemic
ru:epidemic
ta:epidemic
te:epidemic
vi:epidemic
zh:epidemic

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