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noun 
  1. Any enormous and disastrous event of great significance.
  2. A disaster beyond expectations (insurance industry)
  3. In ancient Greek tragedies, the solution of the plot.
  4. A social change of an outstanding radical and rapid character, with highly magical explanations by victims and others (sociology)
Etymology: :From the Ancient Greek word (t, el, , sc=Grek) derived from the verb , "to overturn", from "down" + "turn".


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