- 1 [countable] a death that is caused in an accident or a war, or by violence or disease Several people were injured, but there were no fatalities. a campaign to reduce the number of fatalities on the highways
- 2[uncountable] the fact that a particular disease will result in death to reduce the fatality of certain types of cancer Different forms of cancer have different fatality rates.
- 3[uncountable] the belief or feeling that we have no control over what happens to us A sense of fatality gripped her.
NAmE//feɪˈtælət̮i//, NAmE//fəˈtælət̮i//(pl. fatalities)