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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fatal  \Fa"tal\,  a.  [L.  fatalis,  fr  fatum:  cf  F.  fatal.  See 
  {Fate}.] 
  1.  Proceeding  from  or  appointed  by  fate  or  destiny; 
  necessary;  inevitable.  [R.] 
 
  These  thing  are  fatal  and  necessary.  --Tillotson. 
 
  It  was  fatal  to  the  king  to  fight  for  his  money. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Foreboding  death  or  great  disaster.  [R.] 
 
  That  fatal  screech  owl  to  our  house  That  nothing 
  sung  but  death  to  us  and  ours  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Causing  death  or  destruction;  deadly;  mortal;  destructive; 
  calamitous;  as  a  fatal  wound;  a  fatal  disease;  a  fatal 
  day  a  fatal  error. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fatal 
  adj  1:  bringing  death  [ant:  {nonfatal}] 
  2:  having  momentous  consequences;  of  decisive  importance;  "that 
  fateful  meeting  of  the  U.N.  when...it  declared  war  on 
  North  Korea"-  Saturday  Rev;  "the  fatal  day  of  the  election 
  finally  arrived"  [syn:  {fateful}] 
  3:  (of  events)  having  extremely  unfortunate  or  dire 
  consequences;  bringing  ruin;  "the  stock  market  crashed  on 
  Black  Friday";  "a  calamitous  defeat";  "the  battle  was  a 
  disastrous  end  to  a  disastrous  campaign";  "such  doctrines, 
  if  true,  would  be  absolutely  fatal  to  my  theory"-  Charles 
  Darwin;  "it  is  fatal  to  enter  any  war  without  the  will  to 
  win  it"-  Douglas  MacArthur;  "a  fateful  error"  [syn:  {black}, 
  {calamitous},  {disastrous},  {fateful}] 
  4:  controlled  or  decreed  by  fate;  predetermined;  "a  fatal 
  series  of  events"  [syn:  {fateful}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  fatal 
 
    Resulting  in  termination  of  the  program. 
 
  (1997-08-03) 
 
 




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