casualty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n casualty a decrease of military personnel or equipment
    • n casualty an accident that causes someone to die
    • n casualty someone injured or killed in an accident
    • n casualty someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Casualty Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty .
    • Casualty (Mil. & Naval) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.
    • Casualty That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency. "Losses that befall them by mere casualty ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n casualty Chance, or what happens by chance; accident; contingency.
    • n casualty An unfortunate chance or accident, especially one resulting in bodily injury or death; specifically, disability or loss of life in battle or military service from wounds, etc.: as, the casualties were very numerous.
    • n casualty In Scots law, an emolument due from a vassal to his superior, beyond the stated yearly duties, upon certain casual events.
    • n casualty plural In the military service, the losses in a command due to any cause whatsoever, as resignation, discharge, dismissal, desertion, capture, wounds, or death.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Casualty that which falls out: an accident: a misfortune:
    • n Casualty (pl.) losses of a military force by death, desertion, &c.: an incidental charge or payment
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Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.”
  • John Irving
    John Irving
    “Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.”
  • Jim Rohn
    Jim%20Rohn
    “All of life is a risk; in fact we're not going to get out alive. Casualness leads to casualties. Communication is the ability to affect other people with words.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. casualité, LL. casualitas,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. casualiscasus. See Case.

Usage

In literature:

The "Hiyei" came next in the casualty list, with 56 killed and wounded.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
We had some twenty casualties.
"With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)" by Charles Richard Newdigate Burne
A company of the West Yorkshire Mounted Infantry only twenty strong had sustained, in storming a kopje, no less than ten casualties.
"With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back" by Edward P. Lowry
This gain cost the Australasians 18,000 casualties.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
On Sunday and Monday they had 286 casualties, including most of their officers.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
At first it was ill-directed, but very soon casualties occurred in our ranks from it.
"Khartoum Campaign, 1898" by Bennet Burleigh
I have nothing now to give as an estimate of the casualties, except the officer casualties of the 7th N.F.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
The Dublin Fusiliers suffered many casualties in this first assault.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
Sectarian violence causes the largest number of Iraqi civilian casualties.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
We both accomplished our objectives, without casualties and with bonuses.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
The vessel had escaped any serious outbreak, however, and had suffered only four slight casualties.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
A piece of iron-work applicable to the lower part of a rudder, in case of casualty to the lower pintles.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On reaching the open the force was shelled by the enemy, but there were no casualties.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Thanks to the rapidity of our attack our only casualties were one Sergeant and two men wounded.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
We don't want casualties.
"Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force" by Percy F. Westerman
Officers and platoon guides seek to fill vacancies caused by casualties.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
This Platoon emerged with a very small percentage of casualties.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
In all the Chinese lost some 1,500 men in casualties; the British losses were small.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
I am sorry to say we had many casualties that day in "A" company.
"Over the top with the 25th" by R. Lewis
The casualties were very slight.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
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In poetry:

Go and help to swell the names
In the casualty lists.
Help to make a column's stuff
For the blasted journalists.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
The fruit has fallen, the flower is long forgotten,
only leaves remain.
One day a storm will rage and they will fall,
casualties, to earth.
"A Long Bough" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik

In news:

There was no immediate word on casualties or damage from Wednesday's blast.
Two local hospitals wrapped up their training for mass burn casualties Tuesday at Marquette General Hospital.
Bernard of Charlton has been promoted to senior vice president in the property and casualty division.
Notable deaths in news 2012-N to Z. Scatchard the latest casualty in NHL's Concussion Era.
Placer County emergency services agencies work together in Multi- Casualty Incident drill.
Fort Jackson conducts mass casualty exercise.
Iranian electrorock group The Casualty Process will be in the KCSB studio to chat and play some tunes LIVE tonight (Wed. Nov 2) on the show Kittens VS Godzilla.
Church's 'Charlie Brown' Christmas play a casualty of culture wars.
More than 1,000 rockets have been fired at Israel, but a combination of their own imprecise targeting systems, Israel's missile-defense program and coordinated evacuations of civilians have kept casualties to a minimum.
All-Star game latest casualty of labor strife.
NJ Transit Puts Repair Shop, Parts on Sandy Casualty List.
Kraft's Hockeyville a lockout casualty .
Third casualty of the season overall.
State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. (Lawyers Weekly No 02-80185 – 11 pages).
Sandy has claimed its first casualty in Canada.
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In science:

The heavy tails have been observed in a wide diversity of phenomena ranging from the statistics of solar flares to t he one of casualties of wars and from market price fluctuations to fluid dynamics .
Tails of probability density for sums of random independent variables
Impact [factor]: target [academic career] destroyed!”: just another statistical casualty.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
The only casualty to the currently accepted system is that Pluto must go the way of Ceres and be likewise reassigned.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Include details of the causes and casualties of the riots and government and police responses.
Improving Update Summarization by Revisiting the MMR Criterion
For instance, in the specific domain of news on the topic of terrorist attacks, summaries can be constructed by first describing the place of the attack, followed by the number of casualties, who the possible perpetrators are, etc.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Perhaps the most signi ficant “casualty” is the model of Gold & Hoyle (1960 ), which invoked the selfattraction of magnetic loops carrying parallel, or near-parallel, currents, leading to an energy release at their mutual interface.
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
An unfortunate casualty of this mechanism is the lightest SUSY particle.
M Theory and Cosmology
Fatal casualties and unconscious persons are depicted in red.
Behaviour and Perception-based Pedestrian Evacuation Simulation
As no heat is involved, no incident detection takes place in this scenario. In the end, the resulting number of casualties is about the same as in the first example.
Behaviour and Perception-based Pedestrian Evacuation Simulation
The lower part of figure 5 is a plot of D calculated from a sliding window of seven points of casualties/day by Spanish flu (solid line).
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
The top of the figure is a plot of casualties/day due to the Spanish flu in the Federal District during October and November 1918.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
The outburst, is singled by the fractal analysis not just as an increase if frequency of casualties, but as a stage where the system changes its properties.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
The passage of Pocaterra cited above, suggest that the change may be related to the spatial distribution of the casualties.
A procedure to Estimate the Fractal Dimension of Waveforms
Casualty Actuarial Society, Casualty Actuarial Society - Arlington, Virginia, vol.
Convexity Conditions for 802.11 WLANs
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