noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitat-, fatalitas, from Latin fatalis Date: 15th century 1. a. the quality or state of causing death or destruction b. the quality or condition of being destined for disaster 2. something established by fate 3. a. fate 1 b. fatalism 4. the agent or agency of fate 5. a. death resulting from a disaster b. one that experiences a fatal outcome

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  • Fatality — may refer to:* Death * Fatalism * A fatal error, in computing * Fatality ( Mortal Kombat ), a finishing move in the Mortal Kombat series of versus fighting games * Fatal1ty, the pseudonym of Johnathan Wendel, a professional electronic sports… …   Wikipedia

  • fatality — [fā tal′ə tē, fətal′ə tē] n. pl. fatalities [Fr fatalité < LL fatalitas < L fatalis, FATAL] 1. fate or necessity; subjection to fate 2. something caused by fate 3. a strong likelihood of ending in disaster 4. a fatal quality; deadly effect; …   English World dictionary

  • fatality — I noun accidental death, calamity, casualty, casus, cataclysm, catastrophe, deadliness, deadly accident, death, death by accident, destruction, disaster, downfall, fatal accident, fatal casualty, fatal mishap, lethality, liability to disaster,… …   Law dictionary

  • fatality — late 15c., quality of causing death, from Fr. fatalité, from L.L. fatalitatem (nom. fatalitas), from L. fatalis (see FATAL (Cf. fatal)). Senses in 16c. 17c. included determined by fate and a destiny. Meaning an occurrence resulting in widespread… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fatality — [n] death, loss; ability to cause such accident, casualty, deadliness, destructiveness, disaster, dying, inevitability, lethality, lethalness, mortality, necrosis, noxiousness, poisonousness, virulence; concepts 304,675 Ant. birth …   New thesaurus

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  • fatality — /fay tal i tee, feuh /, n., pl. fatalities. 1. a disaster resulting in death. 2. a death resulting from such an occurrence: a rise in highway fatalities. 3. the quality of causing death or disaster; a fatal influence; deadliness. 4. predetermined …   Universalium

  • fatality — UK [fəˈtælətɪ] / US noun Word forms fatality : singular fatality plural fatalities 1) [countable] formal a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease As well as the 13 fatalities, 17 people were injured. 2) [uncountable] the feeling… …   English dictionary

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