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VICISSITUDE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vicissitude mean? 

VICISSITUDE (noun)
  The noun VICISSITUDE has 2 senses:

1. a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something
2. mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

  Familiarity information: VICISSITUDE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VICISSITUDE (noun)


Sense 1vicissitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research

Hypernyms ("vicissitude" is a kind of...):

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)


Sense 2vicissitude [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("vicissitude" is a kind of...):

mutability; mutableness (the quality of being capable of mutation)


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