Fallout vs Fallingdown - What's the difference?

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fallout

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The event of small airborne particles falling to the ground in significant quantities as a result of major industrial activity, volcano eruption, sandstorm, nuclear explosion, etc.
  • The particles themselves.
  • On 26 April 1986 the reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine exploded. Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area.
  • A negative side effect; an undesirable or unexpected consequence.
  • Psychological fallout in the shadow of terrorism , title of an article by Dr. Abraham Twerski, M.D. in [http://www.jewishworldreview.com].
  • (rare) A declined offer in a sales transaction when acceptance was presumed.
  • (rare) The person who declines such an offer.
  • Derived terms

    * area of militarily significant fallout * atmospheric fallout * borrower fallout * chemical fallout * fallout contour * fallout pattern * fallout prediction * fallout risk * fallout safe height of burst * fallout shelter * fallout winds * fallout wind vector plot * investor fallout * militarily significant fallout * nuclear fallout * radioactive fallout * soot fallout

    Synonyms

    * (negative side effect) repercussions

    See also

    * rainout * smokefall

    Anagrams

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    Not English

    Fallingdown has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

    English words similar to 'fallingdown':

    flumioxazin, filmization