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PANDEMIC

occurring over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affecting a significant proportion of the population

The meaning of the word pandemic is occurring over a wide geographic area (such as multiple countries or continents) and typically affecting a significant proportion of the population.

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