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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


  •  the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  the falling to the ground of radioactive particles lifted into the atmosphere by a nuclear explosion.  [PJC]
  •  an incidental or unexpected effect, especially one which is undesirable, consequent to an event or process; ; -- usually used only in the singular; as, the fallout from the disclosure of the Lewinsky tapes made trouble for the President for months after the event; fallout from the stock market crash caused property prices to decline in the New York area.  [PJC]
  •  one selected from a group by some criterion.  [PJC]
    "Corrective action was taken in 97 of the 418 fallouts from 3,787 patients at risk."  [PJC]
  •  one who fails to maintain the same pace as and lags behind a group of which s/he is a member.  [PJC]
    "The executive officer's group noted all fallouts by name and policed them into a group to complete the run at a slower pace."  [PJC]


fallout, n.
1 radioactive debris caused by a nuclear explosion or accident.
2 the adverse side-effects of a situation etc.



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