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fa·tal·i·ty

 (fā-tăl′ĭ-tē, fə-)
n. pl. fa·tal·i·ties
1.
a. A death resulting from an accident or disaster: highway fatalities.
b. One who is killed as a result of such an occurrence: The driver was one of the fatalities.
2. The ability to cause death or disaster.
3. The quality of being determined by fate.
4. A decree made by fate; destiny.
5. The quality of being doomed to disaster.

fatality

(fəˈtælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. an accident or disaster resulting in death
2. a person killed in an accident or disaster
3. the power of causing death or disaster; deadliness
4. the quality or condition of being fated
5. something caused or dictated by fate

fa•tal•i•ty

(feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a death caused by a disaster.
2. the quality of causing death; deadliness.
3. predetermined liability to misfortune, etc.
4. the quality of being subject to fate.
5. the fate of a person or thing.
6. fate; inevitability.
[1480–90; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fatality - a death resulting from an accident or a disasterfatality - a death resulting from an accident or a disaster; "a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
killing, violent death - an event that causes someone to die
fatal accident, casualty - an accident that causes someone to die
2.fatality - the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters
deadliness, lethality - the quality of being deadly

fatality

noun casualty, death, loss, victim the first fatality since the ceasefire began

fatality

noun
1. A termination of life, usually as the result of an accident or a disaster:
2. The quality or condition of causing death:
Translations
مَوْت في حادِث سَيّارَه
smrtelná nehoda
dødsulykke
haláleset
banaslys; dauîsfall
dødsulykkeomkommen
smrteľný úraz
can kaybıölüm

fatality

[fəˈtælɪtɪ] N
1. (= death) → muerte f
2. (= victim) → muerto/a m/f, víctima f
luckily there were no fatalitiespor fortuna no hubo víctimas

fatality

[fəˈtælɪti] n (= death) (caused by accident or violence)décès m (= victim) → victime f

fatality

n
Todesfall m; (in accident, war etc) → (Todes)opfer nt; there were no fatalitieses gab keine Todesopfer
(liter: = inevitability) → Unabwendbarkeit f

fatality

[fəˈtælɪtɪ] n (death) → incidente m mortale; (person killed) → morto/a, vittima

fatal

(ˈfeitl) adjective
1. causing death. a fatal accident.
2. disastrous. She made the fatal mistake of not inviting him to the party.
ˈfatally adverb
fatality (fəˈtӕləti) plural faˈtalities noun
(an accident causing) death. fatalities on the roads.

fa·tal·i·ty

n. fatalidad, desgracia; muerte.
References in classic literature ?
It is my conviction, or my delusion, no matter which, that crime brings its own fatality with it.
Separated forever from the world, by the double fatality of his unknown birth and his natural deformity, imprisoned from his infancy in that impassable double circle, the poor wretch had grown used to seeing nothing in this world beyond the religious walls which had received him under their shadow.
Was there no possibility of speaking of Miss Fairlie and of me without raising the memory of Anne Catherick, and setting her between us like a fatality that it was hopeless to avoid?
Because in such a wilderness of running rigging, whose various different relations aloft cannot always be infallibly discerned by what is seen of them at the deck; and when the deck-ends of these ropes are being every few minutes cast down from the fastenings, it would be but a natural fatality, if, unprovided with a constant watchman, the hoisted sailor should by some carelessness of the crew be cast adrift and fall all swooping to the sea.
Then as the fatality increased, we learned to expect daily the loss of some friend.
Everything that bad happened to him there seemed a mere preparation for this hateful fatality, which had come as a blight on his honorable ambition, and must make even people who had only vulgar standards regard his reputation as irrevocably damaged.
This is an unhappy fatality, and one must accept it as such.
In truth, well nigh the whole of this passage being attended by very prosperous breezes, the Town-Ho had all but certainly arrived in perfect safety at her port without the occurrence of the least fatality, had it not been for the brutal overbearing of Radney, the mate, a Vineyarder, and the bitterly provoked vengeance of Steelkilt, a Lakeman and desperado from Buffalo.
But how wild, how almost laughable, the fatality, --and yet how continually it comes to pass, thought Hepzibah, in this dull delirium of a world,--that whosoever, and with however kindly a purpose, should come to help, they would be sure to help the strongest side
There is a fatality about all physical and intellectual distinction, the sort of fatality that seems to dog through history the faltering steps of kings.
Yes, you are right, D'Artagnan, a fatality that will separate and ruin us
The wives and daughters of these incomparably great and wise magi,'" continued Scheherazade, without being in any manner disturbed by these frequent and most ungentlemanly interruptions on the part of her husband -- "'the wives and daughters of these eminent conjurers are every thing that is accomplished and refined; and would be every thing that is interesting and beautiful, but for an unhappy fatality that besets them, and from which not even the miraculous powers of their husbands and fathers has, hitherto, been adequate to save.