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Vicissitude

Vicissitude Meaning & Definition
Vicissitude Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Vicissitude?

[n] mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)
[n] a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something; "the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"

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See Also | fluctuation | mutability | mutableness | variation

Vicissitude In Webster's Dictionary

\Vi*cis"si*tude\, n. [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See {Vicarious}.] 1. Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange. God made two great lights . . . To illuminate the earth and rule the day In their vicissitude, and rule the night. --Milton. 2. Irregular change; revolution; mutation. This man had, after many vicissitudes of fortune, sunk at last into abject and hopeless poverty. --Macaulay.

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