how to pronounce catastrophe

kətæstɹəf

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meanings of catastrophe

noun:

  1. The dramatic event that initiates the resolution of the plot; the dénouement.
  2. Any large and disastrous event of great significance.
  3. A type of bifurcation, where a system shifts between two stable states.
  4. A disaster beyond expectations.