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Fatality and Casualty Definitions

Fatality

A death resulting from an accident or disaster
Highway fatalities.

Casualty

One who is injured or killed in an accident
A train wreck with many casualties.

Fatality

One who is killed as a result of such an occurrence
The driver was one of the fatalities.

Casualty

One who is injured, killed, captured, or missing in action through engagement with an enemy
Battlefield casualties were high.

Fatality

The ability to cause death or disaster.
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Casualty

One that is harmed or eliminated as a result of an action or circumstance
The corner grocery was a casualty of the expanding supermarkets.

Fatality

The quality of being determined by fate.

Casualty

An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.

Fatality

A decree made by fate; destiny.

Casualty

Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster.
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Fatality

The quality of being doomed to disaster.

Casualty

A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.

Fatality

The state proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control. 17

Casualty

(proscribed) Specifically, a person who has been killed (not only injured) due to an accident or through an act of violence; a fatality.

Fatality

Tendency to death, destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate. 17

Casualty

(military) A person in military service who becomes unavailable for duty, for any reason (notably death, injury, illness, capture, or desertion).

Fatality

That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event. 18

Casualty

(British) The accident and emergency department of a hospital providing immediate treatment; a casualty department or emergency room.

Fatality

Death.

Casualty

An incidental charge or payment.

Fatality

An accident that causes death. 19

Casualty

Someone or something adversely affected by a decision, event or situation.

Fatality

A person killed.

Casualty

(obsolete) Chance nature; randomness.

Fatality

(video games) A move used to deliver a coup de grâce to a defeated opponent.

Casualty

That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.
Losses that befall them by mere casualty.

Fatality

The state of being fatal, or proceeding from destiny; invincible necessity, superior to, and independent of, free and rational control.
The Stoics held a fatality, and a fixed, unalterable course of events.

Casualty

Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty.

Fatality

The state of being fatal; tendency to destruction or danger, as if by decree of fate; mortaility.
The year sixty-three is conceived to carry with it the most considerable fatality.
By a strange fatality men suffer their dissenting.

Casualty

Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.

Fatality

That which is decreed by fate or which is fatal; a fatal event.

Casualty

Someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

Fatality

A death resulting from an accident or a disaster;
A decrease in the number of automobile fatalities

Casualty

Someone injured or killed in an accident

Fatality

The quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters

Casualty

An accident that causes someone to die

Casualty

A decrease of military personnel or equipment

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