[feyt-l-iz-uh m] /ˈfeɪt lˌɪz əm/
the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate:
Her fatalism helped her to face death with stoic calm.
Philosophy. the doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable predetermination.
the philosophical doctrine that all events are predetermined so that man is powerless to alter his destiny
the acceptance of and submission to this doctrine
a lack of effort or action in the face of difficulty
1670s, from fatal + -ism.
The belief that events are determined by an impersonal fate and cannot be changed by human beings. Fatalism is a form of determinism.
[fey-tal-i-tee, fuh-] /feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə-/ noun, plural 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 influence; deadliness. 4. predetermined liability to disaster, misfortune, etc.: a fatality for saying the wrong thing. 5. the […]
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fatality rate fa·tal·i·ty rate (fā-tāl’ĭ-tē, fə-) n. See death rate.
[feyt-l-ee] /ˈfeɪt l i/ adverb 1. in a manner leading to death or disaster: He was injured fatally in the accident. 2. by a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination. /ˈfeɪtəlɪ/ adverb 1. resulting in death or disaster: fatally wounded in battle 2. as decreed by fate; inevitably adv. 1570s, “predestined,” from fatal […]
[Italian fah-tah mawr-gah-nah] /Italian ˈfɑ tɑ mɔrˈgɑ nɑ/ noun 1. Meteorology. a mirage consisting of multiple images, as of cliffs and buildings, that are distorted and magnified to resemble elaborate castles, often seen near the Straits of Messina. /ˈfɑːtə mɔːˈɡɑːnə; Italian ˈfaːta mɔrˈɡaːna/ noun 1. a mirage, esp one in the Strait of Messina attributed […]