catastrophe theory

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catastrophe theory

[kə′tas·trə·fē ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mathematics)
A theory of mathematical structure in which smooth continuous inputs lead to discontinuous responses.
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Implant failure especially when it occurs before fracture union is a catastrophy both functionally and financially for the patient as it warrants a repeat surgery and more loss of working days.
(https://twitter.com/MillerBode/status/278963122490978305) In a tweet to fans, Miller wrote , "First major golfing catastrophy. :-( details soon, hospital now."
Needless to say, for a long time those parties have portrayed Turkey's accession to the EU as a catastrophy, a beginning of a process at the end of which the European culture would inevitably lose its purity and authenticity.
Nonetheless, the efforts of the peacekeeping force and that of South Sudanese military is too little, too late to avert the catastrophy. For starters, the number of the UN peacekeeping force in the area is inadequate.
Virilio imagines here the shape of migrations, population shifts, and other impending changes as the world's now massive and mostly urban-dwelling human population faces the ravages of 21st-century war and environmental catastrophy. He looks at what he sees as our dominant problems and social shaping forces: exponential population growth and the depletion of earth's resources coupled with the ceaseless quest by the powerful to conquer and consume.
Note that in May the expected recovery after April drop that took place due to deficit of parts, that took place due to catastrophy in Japan.
Meanwhile, parliament agreed to issue a statement on the 63rd anniversary of the Nakba (Day of Catastrophy).
He expressed deep worries about a human catastrophy in the making.
In particular he is concerned with stripping away the myths and propaganda that surround what Palestinians call al-Naqba, 'the catastrophy' in which some 600,000 or roughly half the Palestinian population tied the modern state of Israel.
If global warming predicts "a catastrophy of cold and hot, drought and flood", then can the great Australian droughts of the 19th century be blamed on global warming?
It really would not have taken much to turn this apparently benign runway incident into a catastrophy.
CATASTROPHY A cattle pyre during the height of the foot-and-mouth crisis